With Lisa Warwick
7th February 2017
10am – 12.30pm
(registration at 9.30am)
Room 1.050 Howden House, Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2SH
Master class flyer -feb 7th 2017
This masterclass will draw upon Lisa’s doctoral research and will explore intimacy in professional adult-child relationships with a particular focus on the use of touch in practice. Drawing upon examples from the research, we will discuss some of the myths, misunderstanding and meaningful uses of touch in practice.
Lisa Warwick is a Qualified Social Worker and Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, currently working on the ESRC funded project: ‘Organisations, staff support and the dynamics and quality of social work practice: A qualitative longitudinal study of child protection work’. Her PhD research was an ethnographic study of adult-child relationships and the use of touch in residential child care.
Register your place here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sytp-masterclass-examining-touch-in-practice-adult-child-relationships-and-the-use-of-touch-in-tickets-30322341941
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Places are free and aimed at experienced practitioners, with a maximum of 12 places for Sheffield staff. The seminar will be interactive and will provide opportunities to consideryour own practice and learning needs. Please ask your manager for permission to attend.
If you experience any problems in accessing the Eventbrite link please email SouthYorkshireTeachingPartnership@sheffield.gov.uk and we will register you.
Sheffield University’s Admissions Process Working in Collaboration with South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership by Jadwiga Leigh, Admissions Tutor.
It’s been an interesting year working with the South Yorkshire TP from an admissions perspective. It began with a meeting where leads from all the authorities came to the University to talk through our current process and critically analyse its strengths and weaknesses. Some good points were raised that day which helped us reconsider what we were doing and how we could make the assessments more inclusive and interesting. Together with Fiona Addison we invited service users and carers into the University to review the interview questions that were already in place and with their help we updated them, making them more relevant to issues they were facing in today’s current climate.
In addition to revising the interview schedule we also added another activity to the interview day: the group test. Much like speed dating, this exercise involved applicants responding to questions posed by different young people and foster carers in a few minutes before moving on to the next person. Although this element is challenging, we have had positive feedback on it from both applicants and the young people and foster carers involved.
Getting through our admissions process was never easy but this year we have been able to really challenge our applicants and as a department we have been pleased with the students who have got through the interview and been accepted on to the course.
Dr Jad Leigh, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Sheffield