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 eleventh event in this series will take place in Belfast, 4-6th April 2015.

(* Previous title The Journal of Practice Teaching in Health and Social Work. Current print ISSN 1759-5150, previous print ISSN 1460-6690)
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


Angie Bartoli, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Northampton

Helena Low, Vice Chair, CAIPE, London

Ros Surtees, Senior Practice Learning Manager, Learning and Development Team and Social Work Services
Frontline Improvement Team, Dumfries and Galloway Council

  • Lynda Deacon Social Work Consultant (Founding Editor)
  • Professor Mark Doel Emeritus Research Professor of Social Work, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Professor Graham Ixer Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Winchester
  • Siobhan Maclean Kirwin Maclean Associates Ltd
  • 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)
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.

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