Skills

Imagining the Future: Workforce

The future social services workforce in Scotland 2025

Background

Aims and ambitions

Over the next 10-15 years there are likely to be significant changes both in the numbers requiring access to support and the strategies for responding to this.

Growing up in Scotland (GUS) : a study following the lives of Scotland's children

Paul Bradshaw, Research Director, ScotCen Social Research (February 2012)

Paul Bradshaw gives an overview of the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study, which is trying to capture a picture of what life is like for children in Scotland, and the different pathways that children take as they grow up. The study tracks several groups of children through their lives collecting demographic and socioeconomic data, as well as that from 1-1 interviews with parents with the aim of generating a view of the whole child.

Local context - Calum MacPherson

Critical skills for critical times

Calum MacPherson, Area Manager, HIE Moray.

Critical Skills for Critical Times and conference and workshop organised by Moray Collaborative Learning Network, held at Moray College.

Setting the scene for change - Richard Murray

Critical skills for critical times

Richard Murray, Senior Economic Adviser, Scottish Government.

Critical Skills for Critical Times conference and workshop organised by Moray Collaborative Learning Network, held at Moray College.

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'.

Information literacy toolkit

An interactive tutorial to support you learn how to find information you need quickly and use it effectively.

What can this tool be used for?

To develop your information literacy skills.

How do you use it?

This tool breaks down information literacy into six simple steps (question, sources, find,evaluate, combine, and share and apply). As you work through each step you are presented with activities that help you develop your information literacy skills.