Involving co-educators in social work education in the context of Covid-19: Reflections on challenges and potential solutions

Lonbay, Sarah, Russell, Claire and Smiles, Julie (2021) Involving co-educators in social work education in the context of Covid-19: Reflections on challenges and potential solutions. Relational Social Work Journal. ISSN 2532-3814

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Abstract

This paper provides a reflexive account of some of the challenges that are arising with the involvement of service users and carers (co-educators) in social work education within the context of Covid-19. As Higher Education Institutions shift to primarily delivering social work education online, this has a knockon impact for the involvement of co-educators and this is the focus of the paper. The paper focuses on two key challenges being experienced; access to and use of technology, and the difficulties of creating safe and meaningful spaces online. The authors offer a discussion of these challenges and present some potential solutions that can be adopted to continue to support co-educators within social work education.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Health and Social Care
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Society > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Sarah Lonbay
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2021 15:16
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2021 10:24
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/13074
ORCID for Sarah Lonbay: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5122-9505

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