Partnership in practice: students and staff in research

Mathews, Ian and Simpson, Diane and Croft, Adrian and Lee, Mary and McKinna, Gill (2009) Partnership in practice: students and staff in research. In: 11th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference, 8 - 10th July 2009, University Of Hertfordshire.

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Abstract

The workshop will focus on describing and evaluating the recruitment, preparation/training, supervision and support of students as research partners alongside academic staff. Over the last twelve months, a research team of academics and students in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln has been evaluating how the social work degree programme equips students for practice

The workshop will be fully interactive and will use a range of methods to engage with workshop participants;
• Digital story telling, which combines the spoken word with visual presentation. ( Lambert, 2008)
• A consideration of the threats and opportunities inherent in involving students as researchers (Fuller and Petch, 1999).
• An activity about the qualities of a student researcher – this is a small group activity using craft materials where participants will draw their ideal student researcher to facilitate thinking about what skills and attributes student researchers need.
• Active group facilitation and presentation by student researchers with an opportunity to ask questions

Participants will
1. Recognise key issues in terms of the recruitment of student researchers
2. Identify the qualities required of student researchers and discuss transferable skills
3. Discuss core components of training for student researchers
4. Evaluate benefits and challenges of involving students in research
5. Reflect on the processes involved in establishing a collaborative relationship between students and staff
6. Receive information from students about their experiences as student researchers

The content is not specific to social work and will be of value to anyone interested in engaging students in research or evaluation.

References

Lambert, J (2008) Digital story telling; capturing lives, creating community, New York, Life on the water inc

Fuller, R. and Petch, A. (1999) Practitioner Research: The Reflexive Social Worker, Buckingham, Open University Press.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Presentation)
Additional Information:The workshop will focus on describing and evaluating the recruitment, preparation/training, supervision and support of students as research partners alongside academic staff. Over the last twelve months, a research team of academics and students in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln has been evaluating how the social work degree programme equips students for practice The workshop will be fully interactive and will use a range of methods to engage with workshop participants; • Digital story telling, which combines the spoken word with visual presentation. ( Lambert, 2008) • A consideration of the threats and opportunities inherent in involving students as researchers (Fuller and Petch, 1999). • An activity about the qualities of a student researcher – this is a small group activity using craft materials where participants will draw their ideal student researcher to facilitate thinking about what skills and attributes student researchers need. • Active group facilitation and presentation by student researchers with an opportunity to ask questions Participants will 1. Recognise key issues in terms of the recruitment of student researchers 2. Identify the qualities required of student researchers and discuss transferable skills 3. Discuss core components of training for student researchers 4. Evaluate benefits and challenges of involving students in research 5. Reflect on the processes involved in establishing a collaborative relationship between students and staff 6. Receive information from students about their experiences as student researchers The content is not specific to social work and will be of value to anyone interested in engaging students in research or evaluation. References Lambert, J (2008) Digital story telling; capturing lives, creating community, New York, Life on the water inc Fuller, R. and Petch, A. (1999) Practitioner Research: The Reflexive Social Worker, Buckingham, Open University Press.
Keywords:Research engaged teaching, Students as producers, Staff and students in partnership, Students as co-researchers
Subjects:L Social studies > L500 Social Work
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:3331
Deposited By: Diane Simpson
Deposited On:01 Oct 2010 09:47
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:46

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