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Practical Computer Skills for Social Work

Practical Computer Skills for Social Work

April 2006 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
What relevance has IT to a social worker? The GSCC demands computer literacy to the level of the European Computer Driving Licence. This book enables students to identify their standard in the seven core areas and through carefully planned activities mapped to social work skills, it helps them to reach the required standard and to enhance their professional practice. Ideal for self-directed study, it could also form the basis of a course in which the students create an e-portfolio of IT skills.
Social work and the computer
Disability, health and safety issues
Basic concepts of information technology
Using a computer and managing files
Word processing
Internet and e-mail
Concluding remarks
IT courses
Recommended coursebooks
Web-based social work resources
Model answers

"A practical, user-friendly guide in an area many students still find daunting and inaccessible" (Lecturer, Bridgend College)