Journal of Practice Teaching & Learning

The Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning* covers all aspects of practice teaching ('field education') in workplace settings. It also considers the policy context and the changing expectations of service users, Government and the public. Material is practically relevant to what trainers, managers and workers actually do. A main theme is the effectiveness of training and education as preparation for work.

The Journal will interest anyone striving to develop excellent practice teaching and field education programmes:
  • Trainers and educators
  • Managers
  • Policy makers
  • Personnel and staff development specialists.
The Journal sponsors the annual International Practice Teaching and Field Education Conference. The twelfth event in this series took place in Oxford, 10th-11th September 2018. More details are available on our conference page.

International Call for Papers: Working with HIV today
Since the HIV pandemic began, social workers and others have been involved in the delivery of a range of services to people living with HIV. Recently published scientific studies(PARTNER 1 and PARTNER 2) suggest that people with a sustained undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV sexually. Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) has been vital to stigma reduction. U=U has implications for the delivery of care and treatment, research, education, and practice in social work, nursing, occupational therapy and other professions working in the area of sexual health.
The journal of Practice Teaching and Learning
invites abstracts from around the world for a special international issue on Work with HIV Today. The full call is available for download below.
Abstracts (up to 300 words) should be submitted by February 28th 2021 to
The special issue will be edited by Dr Tam Cane of the University of Sussex (

Free webinars of writing or reviewing for the Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning. At these events we offer practical guidance to those new to writing or reviewing, but also hope that more seasoned reviewers will find the seminars helpful. To receive notifications about future events, email

A recording is now available of the first webinar in our series: Writing for the Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning. This covered all aspects of writing for the Journal. (See below).
The presentation on Reviewing for the Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning is also available below.

NOTES FOR REVIEWERS Notes for reviewers are now available for download below. If you would like to review for the Journal, please contact us on

Information for authors is available on the Author Resource pages of this website (link above).

(* Previous title The Journal of Practice Teaching in Health and Social Work. Current print ISSN 1759-5150, previous print ISSN 1460-6690)
Dr. Prospera Tedam Assistant Professor, Department of Social Wellbeing, United Arab Emirates University, and Honorary Visiting Fellow, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Helena Low
Independent Consultant in Interprofessional Education (Health and Interdisciplinary Papers)

Siobhan Maclean
Kirwin Maclean Associates Ltd

Moira Dunworth ScOPT(Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching)


  • Dr. Sharon Black Director of Nurse Education and Deputy Head, School of Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln
  • Professor Mark Doel Emeritus Research Professor of Social Work, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Dr Jo Finch Reader in Social Work, and Deputy Director - Centre for Social Work Research, Cass School of Education and Communities, University of East London
  • Dr. Hilary Lawson Emeritus Senior Teaching Fellow,University of Sussex
  • Paul McCafferty Lecturer in Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Professor Jonathan Parker Associate Dean of Social and Community Work and Director of the Centre for Social Work and Social Policy, Bournemouth University (Editor Emeritus)
  • Jenny Peddar NOPT (National Organisation for Practice Teaching)
  • Dr. Prospera Tedam Academic Lead for Social Work Practice Quality, Department of Education and Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University

Articles, Practice Notes, and Reviews to be considered for publication should be submitted through our online manuscript processing system here.
Questions about editorial issues should be directed to the Editors
'Technical' questions about the submission system should be directed to the Publisher:

More information about requirements for articles etc can be found here.

Below you will find our Library Recommendation Form. Please complete and send it to your Library Serials Department. We offer range of introductory offers, which may be of interest to your library.
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