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Applying the peer learning bubble model with voluntary sector social work students in Northern Ireland

Venue: Zoom
Date: 7th June 2023
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm

Presented by Dr Denise MacDermott, Senior Lecturer and Subject Lead for Social Work, Ulster University (UU) and Caoimhe Harkin-MacDermott, Practice Learning Centre Manager, Bryson Care with contributions from students from UU, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and Open University (OU) this seminar will focus on the application of the Peer Learning Bubble Model within voluntary sector placement settings.

The Peer Learning Bubble Model (MacDermott and Harkin-MacDermott, 2021) is a conceptual framework aimed to progress the conversations and debates on promoting opportunities for alternative and creative ways of delivering social education in Northern Ireland.

This interactive presentation will explore the application of the Peer Learning Bubble Model in social work placement settings. The model’s four domains – Support, Learn, Participate, and Develop – will be discussed, and you’ll hear real-life examples and reflections from social work students and practice teachers who have used the model during their placements.

The seminar will focus on voluntary sector placement settings, and will include feedback from first and second placement students and practice teachers. By the end of the seminar, you’ll have a better understanding of how the Peer Learning Bubble Model can be used to enhance learning, provide support, and promote development in social work placements.

Initial feedback from students indicates there is value and scope for this Model to be used with newly qualified social workers to support and facilitate their Assessed Year in Employment.

Join us on this engaging and informative seminar. Register now to secure your spot!

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Don’t forget: Registered social workers and social care workers can use Lunchtime Seminars as part of their Post Registration Training and Learning (PRTL).

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