Report that provides an overview and analysis of activities undertaken by Iriss - insights that have been gathered over the course of the Creating a Culture of Innovation project and a review of literature on encouraging creativity within organisations.
Iriss has published two reports commissioned from the Glasgow School of Social Work on evidence-informed performance improvement.
This evaluation explores the practitioner research initiative of Children 1st and the Glasgow School of Social Work which was aimed at supporting practitioners to develop and undertake their own small-scale research projects. The project sought to have an impact at three levels: individual, team, and organisation. The findings discuss the consequences, benefits and outcomes at all of these three levels.
Dr Neil Lunt, University of York interviewed by Rhoda MacRae (Iriss) 24th February 2009 about the evaluation of an initiative taken by Children 1st and Glasgow School of Social Work to develop a practitioner research programme.
Shared educational experiences between professionals is seen as one way of improving joint working once students qualify in their respective professions. The aim of this shared assessment project is to explore and document the ways in which professionals from disciplines other than social work can contribute to the performance assessment of social work students and conversely where they are less able to do so.
This review seeks to identify the key themes informing the task of equipping social workers to work in a multidisciplinary context (SSSC 2003). The review considers how policy imperatives for organisational change have reinforced new budgetary, managerial and operational relationships across the professions.
This report reflects the requirement of Objective 1.3 of the LEEP Project: Systematically review and thematically summarise the literature (using both existing summaries and new sources) concerned with agency based practice learning across a range of settings, drawing conclusions designed to assist HEIs to develop effective approaches.