NEW & EXPERIENCED
Background information about your Fellow travellers 09-11. More explanation of terms in Language 226-8. The following topics have strong links with the themes in this chapter: Visa for practice learning 43; Orientation 48; Work-based placements 51; Unicorns 89; Wisdom of the group 137; Added value of students 175; Do you speak social work? 215. Examples of placement documents are indicated by W, and can be downloaded at: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415499125
There are two kinds of ‘new and experienced’ to consider. The ﬁ rst is how new or experienced are you to social work? The second is how new or experienced are you as a student? Taking the map of Socialworkland (xviii-xix) as a starting point, you could have experience of this landscape as an unqualiﬁ ed practitioner yet be a novice visitor. On the other hand, you could be new to this landscape but familiar with visiting – that is, experienced at study and the student role.