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Communication Skills for your Social Work Degree

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Communication Skills for your Social Work Degree

AUTHOR : By Jane Bottomley, Patricia Cartney and Steven Pryjmachuk

ISBN : 9781912508693

Edition No : 1

Publication : 28 Jun 2019

Extent : 124 pgs

ISBN : 9781912508709

Edition No : 1

Publication : 28 Jun 2019

Extent : 124 pgs

ISBN : 9781912508716

Edition No : 1

Publication : 28 Jun 2019

Extent : 124 pgs

ISBN : 9781912508723

Edition No : 1

Publication : 28 Jun 2019

Extent : 124 pgs

Description

Communication Skills for your Social Work Degree will help you to:

  • improve your oral and written communication skills in a range of academic and professional settings
  • improve your public speaking, including academic presentations
  • improve your practical writing and speaking skills

If you are embarking on a university social work degree, the books in this series will help you acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and strategies you need to achieve your goals. Tasks and activities are designed to foster aspects of learning which are valued in higher education, including learner autonomy and critical thinking, and to guide you towards reflective practice in your study and work life. 

Contents

  1. Academic presentations and public speaking
  2. Participating in seminars and meetings
  3. Getting the most from tutorials
  4. Practical speaking skills
  5. Practical writing skills
  6. Networking

Author

Jane Bottomley is a freelance writer, teacher and educational consultant. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Senior Fellow of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes. She has helped students from a wide range of disciplines to improve their academic skills and achieve their study goals, including 14 years as a Senior Language Tutor at the University of Manchester. Jane is the editor of the Critical Study Skills series, which covers nursing, education and social work. This series includes books on critical thinking, and all books in the series are characterised by a critical approach to study.

Pat Cartney is Head of Social Work in the School of Health Sciences Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Manchester. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her teaching  and research interests focus on exploring how people learn best about professional practice and how they become knowledgeable and skilled social work practitioners.

Steven Pryjmachuk is Professor of Mental Health Nursing Education in the School of Health Science's Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Manchester and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His teaching, clinical and research work has centred largely on supporting and facilitating individuals – be they students, patients or colleagues – to develop, learn or care independently. 

In December 2014, Steven was elected as vice Chair (2015-16) and Chair (2017-18) of Mental Health Nurse Academics UK, an organisation representing 65 Higher Education Institutions providing education and research on mental health nursing.

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