Learning styles

Personal learning networks introduction - Alison Petch

Personal learning networks

Alison Petch, former Iriss Director introduces a new animation from NES and Iriss which dispels some of the myths about social media, showing how easy it is try things out and decide what works for for the individual.

Task Centred Casework

task-centred model of social work intervention

Older woman in glasses lost in thought

This multimedia learning object provides an introduction to the "task-centred" 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'.

Reflective practice

Principles and processes

Practitioner looking a bit reflective

The aim of this learning object is to introduce learners to some of the principles and processes involved in becoming a reflective practitioner.

If you can do it in schools, could you do it for social services? - Fraser Speirs


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.

Better learning, better behaviour - George Head

Getting It Right for Every Child: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services

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.

Forgotten Citizens: goodbye and thanks! - Lisa Curtice, Jan Murdoch

Forgotten Citizens conference


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.

Extended link supervisor model - Anne Spiers

Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection

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.