Between November 2003 and July 2005, the Scottish Institute for Excellence in Social Work Education commissioned The Universities of Edinburgh, Dundee and The Robert Gordon University to undertake a study of Learning for Effective and Ethical Practice (LEEP), the main purpose of which was as follows: To improve radically the quality, quantity, range, relevance, inter-professionality and management of practice learning opportunities for the new social work honours degree. Each project examined a related, but different, topic:
- The integration of learning for practice was undertaken by the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University.
- Inter-professional learning opportunities were examined by the University of Dundee, in partnership with Paisley University and the Open University.
- Agency based practice learning was the focus of the Robert Gordon University project.