Teaching and learning human growth and development in social work education: older people

Document type
Literature review
Le Riche, Pat; Boushel, Margaret; Sharland, Elaine
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Date of publication
1 December 2008
Adults' services knowledge review; 23
Older Adults, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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This knowledge review examines social work teaching on human growth and development with regard to older people, looking particularly at what promotes or hinders successful learning outcomes. Teaching on human growth and development is a central requirement of qualifying social work education and the focus on older people is particularly relevant as policies and practice are improved in response to an ageing population.