Additional Related Research

The Department has a range of additional research activities spanning social policy, higher education and society. It has a number of studies and publications exploring social work education as a particular focus, including practice education.


Haworth, S., Miller, R. and Schaub, J. (2018) Leadership in Social Work: (and can it learn from clinical healthcare?)

Goodson, L., Thomas, S., Phillimore, J. and Pemberton, S. (2017) Mass Migration and Real Estate in European Cities. London: ULI (

Cooner, T.S., Knowles, A. and Stout, B. (2016) Creating a mobile app to teach ethical social media practices. Social Work Education, 35(3) pp 245-259.

Schaub, J. (2015) Service Improvement as an Experiential Tool for Postgraduate Students and Service Providers. Nursing Management. 22 (4), 24-26.

Schaub, J. (2015) Issues for Men’s Progression on English Honours and Postgraduate Degree Courses in Social Work. Social Work Education: The International Journal. 34 (3), 315-327.  Available at:

Finch, J. & Schaub, J. (2014) Projective Identification and Unconscious Defences Against Anxiety: The example of social work education, practice learning and the fear of failure. Chap. 19 In D. Armstrong and M. Rustin (eds.) Social Defences against Anxiety:  Explorations in the Paradigm. London: Karnac, pp. 300-314

Finch, J., Schaub, J. & Dalrymple, R. (2014) Projective Identification and the Fear of Failing: Making sense of practice educators’ emotional experiences of failing social work students in practice learning settings. Journal of Social Work Practice. 28(2), pp. 139-154.

Cooner, T.S. (2014) Using closed Facebook groups to teach social work skills, values and approaches for social media. In J. Westwood (ed) Social Media in Social Work Education. Critical Publishing, Northwich.

Schaub, J. & Dalrymple, R., (2013). Surveillance and Silence: new considerations in assessing difficult social work placements. Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning, 11(3), pp.79–97.

Cooner, T.S. (2010), Creating opportunities for students in large cohorts to reflect in and on practice: lessons learnt from a formative evaluation of students' experiences of a technology enhanced blended learning design. British Journal of Educational Technology. 41(2) pp 271-286.

Cooner, T.S. and Wagstaff,C. (2008) Learning Together: Reflections on developing an online assessment skills workbook for health and social care students. In S. Walker, M, Ryan and R. Teed (eds) Designing for Learning, University of Greenwich, London. 

Cooner, T.S. (2005) Dialectical constructivism: reflections on creating a web mediated enquiry-based learning environment. Social Work Education. 24(4) pp 375-390.

Cooner, T.S. (2004) Preparing for ICT Enhanced Practice Learning Opportunities in 2010 – a speculative view. Social Work Education. 23(6) pp 731-744.

Doel, M. and Cooner, T.S. (2002) A Virtual Placement: The creation of an interactive, web-based program to prepare students for 'live' placement. Journal of Practice Teaching. 4(1) pp 71-89.

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Pedagogic research

Combining Facebook and enquiry-based blended learning to teach social media skills

Using Enquiry-based Blended Learning to teach Child Protection

Social media: connecting social work students internationally

Developing Reflective Analysis in Students

Designing for enquiry-based blended learning (DiBL)


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