When is not failing a failure?

The latest issue of the Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning is devoted to the difficult subject of failing students. Articles consider this issue from the perspective of the student, the teacher, the agency, and users and carers.

Failing a student or trainee always involves pain and difficulty for both teacher and student. This special issue covers the professional issues and the personal impact, and gives examples of how teachers and students have dealt with them.

This stressful duty cannot be shirked; there is an obligation to protect service users and the public from practitioners who are not up to standard. Failures to do so have been noted by more than one recent Public Inquiry.

This special issue is therefore timely, and we are sure that anyone who must deal with these difficult issues will find it helpful.

More details are available at: http://www.whitingbirch.net/cgi-bin/scribe?showinfo=ip011;from=ig01

Reminder: Call for papers

We are now open to receive proposals for workshops and papers for the 10th International Practice Teaching Conference ‘Connections: Creating connections, repairing disconnections, and building relationships in practice learning and field education’

Glasgow, 7-8th April 2014

Details at: http://www.whitingbirch.net/cgi-bin/scribe?showinfo=ip005

If you have any questions on the above, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

David Whiting

Whiting & Birch Ltd
90 Dartmouth Road
SE23 3HZ