NES Chief Executive Malcolm Wright. The social use of knowledge is an important strand of the Knowledge into Action strategy which aims to make finding and using knowledge a routine part of everyday work. By social use of knowledge we mean the tools, techniques and skills that connect people so that they can share experience and find ways of applying knowledge.
The knowledge management strategy for the social services highlights the vital role of social media and urges organisations to encourage and nurture the innovative use of web-based interactive tools for communication, collaboration and learning.
This multimedia learning object provides an introduction to the "task-centered" model of social work intervention. This model was based on the work of Sigmund Freud and the psychoanalysts. Psychoanalytic social work emphasised relationship-focused intervention with the professional adopting the role of the 'expert'.
The aim of this learning object is to introduce learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner.
As part of a programme to foster better use of technology in the social services, Iriss, SSSC and the Learning Networks have organised a conference and exhibition on Friday 25th February 2011.
The conference offered a range of workshops aimed at demystifying the use and range of learning technologies. It also offered assistance in developing cost efficient and accessible solutions for the social services workforce.
Sandy Riddell, Chair, Learning Network North, Director Community Services Moray Council.
Recorded at What has Changing Lives changed?
Dr George Head, Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow.
Session 3 - Building Better Childhoods, Responding to Need.
Recorded at It Right for Every Child: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services, Glasgow, 24-26 September 2008.
Lisa Curtice: Lisa talks about the importance of including everyone's story and how people will communicate this is lots of different ways. She reminds us that it's important to find lots of ways of capturing people stories, especially those with profound and multiple disabilities and that documents and other things can tell stories as well as people's voices.
This episode might be of interest to anyone involved in student practice learning within the workplace. Although its focus is on social work practice, the model described could be adapted for use within a wide range of other professional contexts.