Education

ISBA 2016: Anything to declare? - Jaynie Mitchell

Iriss.fm, Episode 166

Jaynie Mitchell, Director at Inspiring Inclusion (Scotland) shares the experience of her own family of accessing appropriate services and support for her son who was diagnosed with autism as a child.

Seeking workshop contributions

You are invited to provide a workshop contribution to a national conference to share and promote best practice in service user and carer involvement in professional education.

The conference will be held on 26 April 2017 at the University of Stirling and bring together service users and carers, students, educators, professionals and policy-makers. It will be relevant to social work, health, education and other areas of professional education, at qualifying and post-qualifying levels.

Workshops should:

My Life My Way - Wesley Greer

Iriss.fm, episode 141

Wesley Greer talks to Michael McEwan of Able Radio about his life from school through the highs and lows of breaking into performing arts.

My Life My Way - George Gordon

Iriss.fm, episode 139

Michael McEwan speaks to George Gordon, a part-time receptionist with with SCLD who has previously worked with Common Knowledge as an interviewer on the Special Olympics and as a support worker.

Co-production and improvement methodology in education

Iriss.fm, episode 135

Susan Hannah, Head of Improvement - Raising Attainment for All, speaks about the improvement work she has been involved in. She began her career in the health sector and now focuses on applying improvement methodology in educational settings.

Shaping the future

Making a successful transition from student to social worker

What's it like for a student leaving university and making the transition into the world of work?

Iriss teamed up with Glasgow Caledonian University, SSSC, the Scottish Association of Social Workers and the Scottish Government to find out. About 120 final year students as well as newly qualified social workers gathered at GCU on 22 January 2015 to share information and experience with aim of helping to shape the future direction of social work.