Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
The HEA call for the Sir Ron Cooke International Scholarships has now opened; the deadline for submissions is 4 January 2014. These prestigious scholarships provide funding for experienced academics to travel anywhere in the world for three to…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 26, 2013 at 9:22 — No Comments
This resource offers a thought-provoking and lighthearted look at the rewards and challenges of small-group teaching. From anthropology to zoology, first-year undergraduates to research postgraduates, small group teaching is ubiquitous in higher education. At its best, it is hugely rewarding for both teacher and taught.
Many take this skill for granted, and those new to teaching tend not to get the support they need. This is a pity, for it is an eminently transferable academic skill.…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 24, 2013 at 10:16 — No Comments
This report explores the findings of the inquiry into the Future of Mental Health Services.
The inquiry aims to review the provision of mental health services in the UK in the light of current and future health and socio-economic development, promote debate on the proper aims and ambitions of mental health services, and consider how to make mental health services fit for purpose to deal with challenges 20-30 years in the future.
As background to the report, a number of papers…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 24, 2013 at 10:06 — No Comments
The College of Social Work has published a new mapping tool to demonstrate how competencies required by social workers working as Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) meet professional development requirements for regulatory registration.
The tool is designed to enable social worker AMHPs to map their continuing professional…Continue
NICE Scholarships are one-year opportunities for qualified health and social care professionals to find out about the inner workings of NICE and undertake a supported improvement project, related to NICE guidance, within their local organisation. View examples of potential projects that might…
Added by Jill Anderson on September 23, 2013 at 8:45 — No Comments
The British Sociological Association Activism in Sociology Forum (ASF) has been established to increase the contribution of sociology and sociologists to challenging injustice and inequality by connecting those already working in this area, building solidarity, and helping people who want to start combining sociology with activism to find the support they need. We feel this is urgently needed in a context of the neoliberal offensive that is increasing inequalities, deepening the poverty and…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 17, 2013 at 20:20 — No Comments
We are a group of academics and activists based in Oxford and London. We are establishing a network of learning groups designed to promote political-economic literacy outside of the existing and established academic channels. In so doing, we hope to democratise discussion over how our society is organised, why it is organised in the way that it is, and what can be done to improve it.
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Most academic journals in the field of education focus on institutionalised forms of educational provision, throughout the life-course. Other Education looks at education differently. We don't care that much about institutions unless they function democratically, or rather, we care very much that institutions don’t function democratically. Our work as authors and readers, as well as editorially speaking, is to enable and enhance movement of…Continue
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In 2009, Gurnam Singh produced a series of dialogues exploring different approaches to and problems in critical pedagogy. Download the podcasts here.
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The CPC is an autonomous collective of UK-based educators who are united through:
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Learning and Teaching (LATISS) is a peer-reviewed journal that uses the social sciences to reflect critically on learning and teaching in the changing context of higher education.
The journal invites students and staff to explore their education practices in the light of changes in their institutions, national higher education policies, the strategies of international agencies and developments associated with the so-called international knowledge economy.
Added by Jill Anderson on September 10, 2013 at 14:22 — No Comments
We are a newly created group seeking to build and participate in more democratic educational processes;
Our aim is to work together towards higher education experiences that are not consumerist, indebting, authoritarian or judging of individual worth;
We therefore seek to work collectively against the principles that now shape the so-called public university;
Central to the educational experiences we want to create is the idea that students and teachers have much to…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 8, 2013 at 19:35 — No Comments
This report sets out the findings from the Mental Health Foundation’s Inquiry into integrated health care for people with mental health problems. The Inquiry ran from April 2012 to June 2013. Its aim was to identify good practice, generate discussion, and draw up key messages on integrated healthcare for people with mental health problems.Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2013 at 9:48 — No Comments
Laura Magness (trainee clinical psychologist at UEA) is looking for mental health nursing students to participate in her thesis research study exploring interactions between mental health nursing students and clients with various diagnoses. It will involve watching two videos and answering some questions. It should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and students will be entered into a prize draw to win 2 x £25 Amazon vouchers. The study has full ethical approval from the University…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 3, 2013 at 11:05 — No Comments
What does it mean to be authentic? Why should it matter whether or not we become more authentic? How might authenticity inform and enhance the social practice of the scholarship of university teaching and, by implication, the learning and development of students?
Authenticity in and through Teaching, by Caroline Kreber, introduces three distinct perspectives on authenticity, the existential, the critical and the communitarian, and shows what moving towards greater…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 3, 2013 at 10:56 — No Comments
Terry Burridge writes about the relevance of Melanie Klein's work for those involved in learning and teaching about mental health. Read his interesting post here.
See also Bob Sapey's inaugural blog post - on psychiatric treatment and the UN convention. Comments still…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 3, 2013 at 10:53 — No Comments
Today the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has launched approval criteria for approved mental health professional (AMHP) programmes following a consultation. The criteria set out the HCPC's expectations of education providers delivering AMHP programmes. They set out the processes and procedures that an education provider must have in place in order to deliver AMHP training, and the knowledge, understanding and skills that an individual must have when they complete their AMHP…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on September 2, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments