Practice learning

Angie Bartoli, Sue Kennedy, Prospera Tedam


The nature of social work as a profession and the increasing demand for social workers to reflect the ethnic and cultural communities which they serve, means that social work programmes should seek to recruit and train students from many different backgrounds and ethnicities.

This article will draw upon a wider evaluation, undertaken by three academics, all teaching on undergraduate and post qualifying modules on Social Work programmes. The broad aim of the evaluation was to develop an understanding of the Black African student perspective on their life experiences and its impact on their learning whilst studying social work. The particular focus will be on students’ experience of practice learning.


Black African students;practice learning;anti-discriminatory practice;international students;globalisation

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