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  • by Siobhan Maclean
  • 10th Apr 2021

SAVE THE DATE!

Registration is open now! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PupIkj-xROySNJzeQTncIg

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  • by Siobhan Maclean
  • 06th Apr 2021

The building Blocks of contemporary listening?

Following some recent conversations on twitter, I have spent some time reflecting and trying to improve my understanding and use of ‘netiquette’. I find twitter a really interesting professional space and I have made some useful connections (indeed the social work student connect team only came about following a tweet) but I wanted to ensure that I was using twitter appropriately and kindly.

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  • by Siobhan Maclean
  • 01st Sep 2020

Tears and tissues: a virtual experience

I have been a practice educator for 27 years. I love working with students and with newly qualified workers. When the lockdown started, I found myself looking at social media much more than usual and became increasingly concerned about students’ experiences of suspended and cancelled placements. What could I do? When I was asked to work with a small number of students as a practice educator in a virtual capacity I jumped at the opportunity.

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  • by Siobhan Maclean
  • 15th Jul 2020

Drawing social work journeys

The last image of the week introduced the Wednesday Webinars with the student connect team. These are going really well. We have now had 5 webinars and it is great to see the same people coming back each week, it feels as though we are beginning to develop a virtual community of practice. Our last session focused on reflective supervision. I introduced the ‘journey model’ explaining that supervision is the passport to any social work journey.

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  • by Siobhan Maclean
  • 07th Jun 2020

The last 9 days: The 9Rs

Working through a pandemic means that all of us need to adapt and develop new skills. Working largely in practice education, learning and development I know that learning opportunities need to change and the last blog I wrote discusses my involvement in developing a new model to support reflective supervision in virtual spaces.

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