Advanced Professional Practice & Social Policy Module Overview 2013 Learning Outcomes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Understand and critique the wider social policy context and its relevance to professional practice and professional identity Synthesise a theoretical and theological underpinning for each of the six competences Demonstrate an integrated and contextual approach to professional and personal development and lifelong learning. Consistently evidence an appropriate level of professional practice across the six competencies demonstrating competence at the JNC professional grade including the exercise of personal responsibility and decision making in complex and unpredictable circumstances. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, use analytical techniques, problem solving skills, create appropriate interventions and reach sound judgements Show a growing awareness of professional identity including values, ethical and theological frameworks, boundaries and vocation Session 1 – Mon 7 Jan – Jo Whitehead – Introduction to the Module (Learning Outcomes 2,4,5,6) Content Focus Advanced Level Practice, Theory and Theological Engagement Communities of Practice Strands Focus Personal Academic Professional Community Session 2 – Tues 8 Jan – Nigel Pimlott – Current Social Policy Issues (LO 1,6) Content Focus Current Trends in Social Policy The Big Society Positive for Youth Strands Focus Professional Theological Community Session 3 – Mon 28 Jan – Sally Nash – Social and Political Contexts – a broad perspective (LOs 1,6) Content Focus Broader social context Political context and political engagement Strands Focus Professional Personal Community Theological Session 4 – Tues 29 Jan – Jo Whitehead – Ongoing Holistic Learning and Development (LOs 3,5,6) Content Focus An Integrated Approach Growing as a Professional Using support and supervision Ongoing Development Planning Introduction to the Assessment Strands Focus Personal Spiritual Ministerial Professional The assessment for this module is due on Wednesday 13th March.