Conversation, writing, talking, communicating and engaging with others: all of these skills that we use in our everyday life are the ‘nuts and bolts’ of activities in placement settings. Yet often these everyday actions become infused with meaning and cause trepidation when students are on their social work placement. This chapter outlines the knowledge and skills required for successful learning experiences in practice settings. It starts by exploring the spontaneous and complex world of social work practice through the lens of learning. Exploring learning in the practice context requires understanding the position of social work in its organisational context. Assessment in the context of client work across organisational specialisms is then examined. Reflexivity is discussed in relation to student learning. The chapter concludes with a discussion of supervision.
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