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Module: Critical Reflexivity, Policy & Research in Contemporary Child Care (level 3).


Programme: BA (Hons)/Graduate Diploma Professional Studies in Child Care with Specialist Award in Social Work (PQ).


Academic Year: 2007-08.

Module leader: Dr. Stephen Hicks, Reader in Health & Social Care s.hicks@salford.ac.uk



Faculty of Health and Social Care

The School of Community, Health Sciences & Social Care



iSite http://www.isite.salford.ac.uk/students

iSite is the central point of advice, information and support for students at the University of Salford. If you need information or advice about financial issues, about accommodation, employment, health and welfare, visa or immigration issues or any other question, iSite should be the first place you go.


iSite has a customer service point on the ground floor of Humphrey Booth House, open from 8.30am until 5.00pm every weekday. You can drop in any time and speak to an adviser. If they cannot help you themselves right away, they will direct you to the office or service that can. If you need an appointment, they will be able to make an appointment for you.

Web site http://www.isite.salford.ac.uk/students email isite-academic@salford.ac.uk

Telephone 0161 295 0023 Fax 0161 295 2018

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Failing Work All students are entitled to have another chance if they do not achieve the pass mark, so don’t lose heart; your tutor will help you to improve the work.


Personal Mitigating Circumstances (PMC) If you are unable to hand in work on time/attend examinations or other assessments, YOU MUST complete a PMC form and attach documentary evidence (e.g. Medical Certificate). PMC forms with no evidence are rarely accepted.

NB A PMC form for “late submission” can only be accepted TOGETHER WITH your late work.


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Plagiarism/Unfair Means (copying from books, website, journals or other students) Last year over 150 students were found guilty of plagiarism. Look at THE REGULATIONS in your student handbook. If you don’t understand them, talk to your tutor. It is important to understand that PLAGIARISM = FAILED WORK.


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Contents Page no.


About the module 4


Aims of the module 5


Module learning outcomes 6


Note on module pre-requisites 9


Module timetable 10


Session details and reading lists 11


  • session 1 11

  • session 2 18

  • session 3 23

  • session 4 27

  • session 5 34

  • session 6 42


Assessment: module assignment 43


About the module:


Critical Reflexivity, Policy & Research in Contemporary Child Care builds on and extends learning from the Consolidation (Child Care) module. It introduces students to:



  • ideas about reflexive practice, theory & writing in social work.




  • contemporary debates about child care policy, practice & contexts.




  • critical approaches to research findings, methodologies & ‘evidence-based practice’.




  • a range of e-learning/e-searching materials.




  • questions about power, values, ethics and rethinking ‘anti-discriminatory practice’.




  • a detailed presentation/discussion on one chosen contemporary child care policy topic.



Aims of Module:


This module aims to equip students with the necessary skills to apply a critical reading framework to research evidence, law and social policy in the field of contemporary child care practice. At the end of this module, students will have:


  • acquired an overview of contemporary child care research, law and social policy.




  • acquired an in-depth knowledge of the law, policy and research context in relation to a specific area of students’ current practice.




  • developed their ability to apply a critical reading framework to child care law, policy and evidence-based research/practice.




  • acquired an appreciation of the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of the current child care knowledge base.




  • applied the methods, skills and techniques that they have learned in order to review, consolidate, extend and apply their knowledge and understanding.



Intended Learning Outcomes:


Knowledge and Understanding:


On successful completion of this module, students will be able to demonstrate the following performance criteria which meet requirements of the GSCC (2005) Specialist Standards & Requirements for Post-Qualifying Social Work Education & Training: Children & Young People, their Families and Carers (London: GSCC). www.gscc.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/9E265B76-0C6A-4767-939F-470D5B4FAE85/0/PQchildrenandyoungpeoplefinal.pdf


  • Critically analyse local and national policies; address the philosophy, scope and application of relevant legislation and social policy (including key Government initiatives) which underpin work with children and young people (D2.1).




  • Draw on own and agency’s practice experience and current policy initiatives and use local forums to contribute to policy and planning developments; analyse relevant agency policies and procedures (D2.2).




  • Contribute to the maintenance of information management systems to inform policy development (D2.3).




  • Contribute to the development of practice, drawing upon evidence-based research (D2.4).




  • Take responsibility for being a competent worker in their own right (E1.1) and recognise the impact of change, conflict, managing workloads and tensions, and then analyse and ensure action is taken to improve practice (E1.4).




  • Evaluate own and contribute to evaluation of team’s practices in relation to achieving optimal outcomes for children and young people; analyse local planning arrangements and organisational policy (E1.5).




  • Reflect on own practice using evidence-based research and theoretical models (E1.6).




  • Update and improve practice, taking account of contemporary research, policy and legal context (E1.7).




  • Contribute to own capability in the use of information technology to enhance performance (E1.8).




  • Effectively manage own work and demonstrate a capacity to plan for, and respond to, change in organisational, inter-organisational and team contexts (PQFx).




  • Critically analyse questions of disadvantage, social exclusion, oppression and social/sociological factors that impact upon children and their families, including ‘disadvantaged families’ with specific reference to child care law/policy.




  • Evaluate models of participation, empowerment and partnership as they apply to contemporary child care policy and practice. This will include consideration of the role of professional services, formal and informal sectors, communities and networks in promoting optimal outcomes for children and young people.




  • Critically analyse anti-discriminatory and other theories that deal with social work values, oppression and discrimination in the field of child care policy and practice.


Transferable/Key Skills and other attributes:


Communication:



  • oral (discussion and class presentation).




  • written communication (production of notes and written assignment).


Information technology:



  • using information services and e-resources to access information.




  • using information technology to process information and produce written assignment.


Managing own learning:


  • planning & organizing study.




  • time management.




  • working to deadlines.




  • taking responsibility for own professional development through discussion and reading.


Working with others:


  • collaborative working in group work and discussion.


Problem solving:


  • conceptual analysis.




  • synthesising information and ideas.




  • skills in critical analysis and research literacy.



Note on module pre-requisites:


Students will have passed the Consolidation (Child Care) module. They will have taken this module at the University of Salford OR will have passed an equivalent module elsewhere (for which they will have formally claimed accreditation of prior learning [APL]). Students who did not take Consolidation at Salford should ensure that they are familiar with:


  • Donald Schön’s model of reflective practice [see D. Schön (1991[1983]) The Reflective Practitioner (2nd ed.) (Avebury: Ashgate Publishing)].




  • N. Thompson’s ‘PCS’ model of anti-discriminatory practice [see N. Thompson (2006) Anti-discriminatory Practice (4th ed.) (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan)].




  • an ‘overview’ social work research textbook, such as Brian Corby (2006) Applying Research in Social Work Practice (Maidenhead: Open University Press), Heather D’Cruz & Martyn Jones (2004) Social Work Research (London: Sage), OR Hugh McLaughlin (2007) Understanding Social Work Research (London: Sage).


An excellent text on study skills/critical reading & analysis/finding & using source materials/research and writing in the applied social sciences is:


Karen Evans & Dave King (2006) Studying Society: the essentials (London: Routledge).


All students will be registered at Salford University, they will require a username and password to access Salford’s computer server/ virtual learning environment [‘Blackboard’], and they will need an Athens username and password to access e-learning facilities. They will have registered when taking the Consolidation module at Salford OR on an introductory day at Salford.


Module Timetable


2007-08


Date/ session

10.00am – 12.30pm

1.15-3.00pm

Session 1

Tuesday 29th Jan. 2008


Room Allerton L525

Introduction to the module; contemporary contexts of social work/child care.

Law/policy and child care; values and power in law/policy.

Session 2

Tuesday 5th Feb.



Room Allerton L525

Discussion on child care policy; overview of research methodologies, approaches and ethics.

Room Allerton library 4th floor computer teaching room

Using e-learning sources to search and locate research.

Session 3

Tuesday 12th Feb.


Room Mary Seacole 243

Research critique; developing a critical reading framework.

Developing reflexivity; looking at theory.

Session 4

Tuesday 19th Feb.



Room Allerton L525

Ethics and values; moving ‘beyond’ anti-discriminatory practice.

Sexuality and social welfare; presentation topics.

3pm cohort meeting with Foluke Blackburn.

Session 5

Tuesday 26th Feb.


Room Allerton L525

Preparation for group presentations; purpose of presentations.

Consultation with module leader; preparation time.

Session 6

Tuesday 4th March


Room Allerton L525

Group presentations and feedback.

Module evaluation and questions about assignment.
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