Peer Review for material titled "Introducing Social Work Practice"
eTextbook Reviews for material titled "Introducing Social Work Practice"
User Rating for material titled "Introducing Social Work Practice"
Member Comments for material titled "Introducing Social Work Practice"
Bookmark Collections for material titled "Introducing Social Work Practice"
Course ePortfolios for material titled "Introducing Social Work Practice"
Learning Exercises for material titled "Introducing Social Work Practice"
Accessibility Info for material titled "Introducing Social Work Practice"
Please enter a Bookmark title
Please limit Bookmark title to 65 characters
Please enter a description
Please limit Bookmark title to 4000 characters
A Bookmark with this title already existed.
Please limit a note about this material to 2048 characters
Search all MERLOT
Select to go to your profile
Select to go to your workspace
Select to go to your Dashboard Report
Select to go to your Content Builder
Select to log out
Search Terms
Enter username
Enter password
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
Select OK to launch help window
Cancel help


Advanced Search


Search > Material Results >

Introducing Social Work Practice


Introducing Social Work Practice

Logo for Introducing Social Work Practice
This is a free online textbook/course that "gives you some insight into social work practice and the theory which informs the practice. This unit is made up of a series of six extracts. You are introduced to the four components to good practice and will look at the importance of the following approaches to social work practice: •Biography •The social context of social work •Responding to children’s needs •Empowerment and advocacy in social work •Social work purpose, roles, codes and standards"
Go to material
Material Type: Online Course
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: February 23, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 30, 2016
Submitter: Cathy Swift


  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
    Editor Review (not reviewed)
  • User review 4 average rating
  • User Rating: 4 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
  • Bookmark Collections (4)
  • Course ePortfolios (none)
  • Accessibility Info (none)

  • Rate this material
  • Create a learning exercise
  • Add accessibility information
  • Pick a Bookmark Collection or Course ePortfolio to put this material in or scroll to the bottom to create a new Bookmark Collection
    Name the Bookmark Collection to represent the materials you will add
    Describe the Bookmark Collection so other MERLOT users will know what it contains and if it has value for their work or teaching. Other users can copy your Bookmark Collection to their own profile and modify it to save time.
    Edit the information about the material in this {0}
    Submitting Bookmarks...


Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessibility Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States


QR Code for this Page

Users who viewed this material also viewed...


Discussion for Introducing Social Work Practice

Log in to participate in the discussions or Sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.

Return to Top of Page
Avatar for Tony Coughlan
5 years ago

Tony Coughlan (Faculty)

This is a 24 hours long free undergraduate study unit delivered via an open Moodle VLE - there is no need to register. The study unit is an extract from the OU's current fee-paying Social Work programme, and comes complete with learning outcomes, activities, audio clips, pdf documents and references.

It is of very professional quality and would be good for someone thinking of a career in Social Work.

This unit is specific to UK policy & practice, and may not be so useful elsewhere.

Technical Remarks:

This unit is offered under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Licence. It can be downloaded in a wide range of formats for offline use or adaptation.

Time spent reviewing site: 1 hour