Assessment of social work students: standpoint and strong objectivity

COWBURN, Malcolm, NELSON, Peter and WILLIAMS, Janet (2000). Assessment of social work students: standpoint and strong objectivity. Social Work Education, 19 (6), 627-637.

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The aim of this paper is to consider epistemological issues relating to the assessment of social work students. It will review the development of social work education and in particular the changes that have occurred in assessing the practice of social work students in England and Wales. It explores models of practice assessment. Factors relating to maintaining professional standards, whilst taking into consideration issues of justice, are addressed. It explores the potential benefits of using a second opinion in the assessment of marginal or failing students on practice placement. Assessment is linked to how students may perform as qualified practitioners; this raises issues related both to the nature of objectivity, and standpoint in assessment.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Page Range: 627-637
Depositing User: Pete Nelson
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2011 14:32
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 09:30

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