In THE SOCIAL WORK PORTFOLIO, the authors emphasize that learning how to learn and continuing to learn are fundamental processes for professional social workers in the twenty-first century. The book provides readers with a tool to plan, assess, and document the nature, scope, and quality of learning duringand followingformal university study. The book is intended to help readers to develop their own social work portfolio.
Designed to help students prepare a social work portfolio, this book emphasizes critical thinking, scholarship, and continual learning. Chapters address individual ways of learning, learning needs, social work as a career, personal learning plans, and compiling and assessing a portfolio. Appendixes include a lifelong learning questionnaire, an outline of the phases of a social work career, an index of learning styles, a self-assessment survey, an interests instrument, a sample cover letter, action verbs for use in learning plans, and a portfolio documents checklist. Each chapter includes exercises for individuals and groups. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)