Country’s Chief Social Workers for England Back UCLan’s Virtual Book Group

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The two most senior social workers in the country have visited the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to learn more about a virtual book club that has grown into a national teaching project over the last two years.
 
The UCLan @SWBookClub has in the past received funding from the Higher Education Academy and now includes students from Lancaster University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cardiff University, the University of Northampton, Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Bradford who all join in discussions via the hashtag #swbk on Twitter and by watching the classroom talk live online.
 
UCLan senior social work lecturer Amanda Taylor who developed the book club said: “We are delighted to welcome the two most senior social work figures in the country to our book group.  Isabelle and Lyn’s participation and support shows just how far we’ve come in such a short space of time.  
 
“I never imagined that what was originally a teaching experiment would grow to the proportions it has and for me this is related to being employed by an extremely progressive university that has innovation at the core of its business; one that supports its staff to be creative.  Without this and the encouragement from the Dean, Executive Dean of the School of Social Work and the many Professors around the UK who have given their time this work would not have been possible".
Period10 Feb 2015

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  • TitleCountry's Chief Social Workers for England Back UCLan's Virtual Book Group
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date10/02/2015
    DescriptionThe two most senior social workers in the country have visited the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to learn more about a virtual book club that has grown into a national teaching project over the last two years.

    The UCLan Social Work Book Group began two years ago with a few enthusiastic social work students and their tutor Amanda Taylor who wanted to create an open and interactive learning environment outside of the traditional classroom setting. Since its humble beginnings the club has grown and attracted high profile academics, practitioners and authors to discuss real life social care issues with students through fiction.
    URLhttps://www.uclan.ac.uk/news/countrys_chief_social_workers_back_uclan_virtual_book_club.php
    PersonsAmanda Taylor-Beswick