Learning styles

Personal learning networks introduction - Malcolm Wright

Personal learning networks

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.

Personal learning networks introduction - Alison Petch

Personal learning networks

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.

Task Centred Casework

task-centered model of social work intervention

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'.

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.