Bridget Caffrey, Julie Bailey-McHale, Vicky Ridgeway, Bex Bailey-McHale and Helen Fruin: Using visual imagery to explore the ‘boggy landscape’ of practice learning in social work education – a transformative learning experience

Part of Educating Creatively Conference. Running from
Last event: Thursday 5 September 2019 at 3.15pm

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Bridget Caffrey is a registered social worker and MA Social Work Programme Lead at the UoC.

Julie has 18 years’ experience in health and social care education, and currently leads on quality assurance and enhancement in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Chester.

Vicky is a registered adult nurse. She works at the University of Chester as the Director of Pre-Registration Nursing being responsible for leading and managing the pre-registration nursing programme; she is an Associate Professor of Nursing, Gerontology and Education

Helen Fruin is a Senior Lecturer in social work and a registered social worker. She worked in adult services prior to working as an independent practice educator and placement development consultant.

Bridget, Julie, Vicky, Bex and Helen will present their research project, which used visual imagery to explore social work students’ perceptions of practice learning (placements). We explored the impact of the drawings produced on practice educators and University tutors.

The images depict students’ awareness of power and feeling judged, a lack of diversity within social work and a disconnection between university teaching and practice learning.




Approx 60 mins

Cinema The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

1 hr 32 | AD | With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

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Activities Leadership and Employment Workshop
Garret Theatre

This workshop will explore leadership, identity, communication, and employability skills through discussion and participatory exercises.

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Cinema Mummies (U)

1 hr 28 | AD | Mummies is a fun family animated adventure that follows three Egyptian mummies who accidentally enter the modern world.

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On Stage Cinderella
Storyhouse Theatre

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Activities Boardgames in the Den
The Den

Put down that device and join us for some old-fashioned fun with boardgames in The Den! Will you be the Scrabble Supremo, the Jenga Jubilant or the Card Game King?

Cinema Shazam! Fury of The Gods (12A)

2 hrs 10 | AD | When a vengeful trio of ancient gods arrive on earth, Shazam and his friends get thrust into battle with the fate of the world in their hands.

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Cinema Meet Me In The Bathroom (15)

1 hr 48 | An immersive journey through the New York music scene of the early 2000s where a new generation kick-started a musical rebirth.

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Cinema Metropolis + Live Score (PG)
Movie Theatre

2 hrs 30 | Tensions build between subterranean workers and pampered surface-dwellers so an android is created to re-establish control. But this creation, cannot be controlled…

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On Stage Dee Sign Choir Performance
Garret Bar

Originally formed by Anne Hesketh in 1997 “Dee Sign” Choir performs in British Sign Language (BSL) to music.

Cinema Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio (PG)

1 hr 56 | AD | The story of Pinocchio set in 1930s Italy with the war being the backdrop for this classic tale of a wooden boy, love, loss and listening to your conscience.

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