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ERIC Number: ED398810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 210
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ISBN: ISBN-0-7507-0557-4
Professional Competence and Higher Education: The ASSET Programme.
Winter, Richard; Maisch, Maire
This book describes the ASSET (Accreditation for Social Services Experience and Training) Program, a British program which addresses the need for effective education and development of social workers and a model variant of ASSET used to train engineers. The work draws on three different traditions: the principles of National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) in defining precise outcomes; the tradition of critical and independent professional practice; and the university tradition of theoretical understanding and rigorous questioning and assessment. After an introductory chapter, chapter 2 outlines the development of the two ASSET Programs and curriculum model. Chapter 3 focuses on the role of an empirically based curriculum and presents a functional analysis of competencies. Chapter 4 identifies ways in which the ASSET model differs from the NVQ format and presents a general model of professional learning. Chapter 5 focuses on practice and knowledge, and discusses whether practice should be viewed as knowledge. Chapter 6 discusses the development of an expert community to carry out assessment responsibilities. Chapter 7 presents examples of work from individual candidates' portfolios. Chapter 8 discusses the role of the workplace as a context for education. Chapter 9 evaluates the Social Work ASSET Programme after 5 years of operation. Chapter 10 focuses on current and future developments. Eleven appendices present various models, evaluation forms and an explanation of the peer-group process. (Contains over 200 references.) (CK)
Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007-1598 (clothbound: ISBN-0-7507-0556-6; paperback: ISBN-0-7507-0557-4 ($26.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom