Newsletter of National Organisation for Practice Teaching.
The book brings together an unusual partnership of an academic, a training officer and a practitioner as writers. Together they have developed an experimental tool for combining learning and assessment in professional practice...Having spent many years working with the portfolio as a method of assessment in pre, post and qualifying social work education. I can see great strengths in this model...I would urge all those considering assessment of practice in the new social work degree to read this book before designing assessment schedules. I am left thinking there is life in the portfolio method yet.
The volume marks a fruitful collaboration between two authorities on practice learning. Doel and Sawdon, and Morrison, who provides her portfolio for a post-qualifying award as an example.