Kathryn Jones

Professional Lead for Post Qualifying Practice Education and Course Coordinator for MA Applied Social Work: Practice Education

Kathryn JonesI qualified as a social worker in 1982 and before joining the University in 2006, I worked within a local authority setting, mainly in adult care teams, with a particular interest in older people and mental health. After gaining my practice teaching award in 2005,  I  developed a strong interest in practice learning and have worked as a practice teacher,  both as part of the local authority and as an independent practice teacher.  When I first joined the university, it was as the professional lead for practice learning, I have since spent a year working within a local authority setting, and on my return have become the post qualifying lead for practice learning.

Qualifications

Academic

  • BA Applied Social Studies - University of Luton, 2005

Professional

  • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work - South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education/ Gwent College of Higher education), 1982
  • Practice Teaching Award - University of Luton, 2005
  • Post Qualifying Award in Social Work - Advance consortium, 2005

Teaching Role

  • Leaner guide training
  • Training for on-site supervisors
  • Enabling Practice Learning and Assessment: stage 1 practice educator training
  • Managing Teaching assessment and Learning: stage 2 practice educator training
  • Mentoring and coaching in social work 

All mostly within post qualifying programmes.

Research Interests

  • Benefits of communities of practice learning for practice educators
  • Marginal and failing students
  • Coaching and mentoring in practice learning

Service to the Academic/Professional Community

  • General Social Care Council Registered Social Worker
  • National Organisation of Practice Teaching (NOPT) member of executive committee
  • Continuous professional development for practice educators and  ongoing  development of a community of practice for practice educators

Contact Details

Room E401
University Square
Luton
LU1 3JU
UK

T: 07894937390
E: kathryn.jones@beds.ac.uk

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