Mark my words! Service User and Carer Involvement in Social Work Academic Assessment

Skoura-Kirk, E and Backhouse, Bob and Bennison, Gerry and Cecil, Bob and Keeler, Jane and Talbot, Dawn and Watch, Louise (2013) Mark my words! Service User and Carer Involvement in Social Work Academic Assessment. Social Work Education, 32 (5). pp. 560-575. ISSN 0261-5479. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2012.690388) (Full text available)

Abstract

This paper discusses the involvement of service users in academic assessment as part of a second year module for social work undergraduate students at Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK. The three main tasks undertaken in partnership are detailed: designing an assessment form, assessment of student group presentations and assessment of a written reflective essay. The paper starts by identifying key questions raised by the assessor team before providing a critical commentary on the process, and identifying challenges and learning points. The experience emphasises the need for a more critical and searching approach towards service user involvement in social work education in academic assessment. Moreover, the team's experience suggests that such work is best achieved in the context of collaborative working relationships based on trust, with opportunities for team reflection and supported by training in academic assessment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Assessment, Service User Involvement, Social Work Education, Service User Assessor, Service User Educator, Reflection, Assessing Reflection
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Medway
Depositing User: Eleni Skoura-Kirk
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2016 12:59 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2018 14:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59075 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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