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Reflective Learning for Social Work
Research, Theory and Practice

ISBN 9781857423211
Published September 19, 1996 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

Since the publication of Donald Schön's The Reflective Practitioner in 1983 there has been a dramatic growth of research and writing developing the concept of reflective learning. Surprisingly, there has been little application of concepts of reflective learning to social work education. This volume: ¢ makes accessible for the first time to a social work readership a book which focuses on reflective learning in social work ¢ brings together material on reflective learning from both academic and practice settings ¢ creates a seminal text for educators and trainers in universities and practice settings ¢ has relevance to an international readership, with contributions from the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: social work education and the 'crisis of the professions'; Reflections in issues in social work education; Course design for reflective practice; Learning from experience and reflection in social work education; Teaching social work as a reflective process; Using imagery in reflective learning; Facilitating reflective learning; 'Patterns that connect': opportunities for reflective practice in network placements; Managing for reflective learning; Team and management consultation: reflections on the world’s third oldest profession; Finding meaning for social work in transitional times: reflections on change; Reflective learning, social work education and practice in the 21st Century.

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’...the second recent and excellent book on the importance of reflective learning for social work...enormously stimulating, positive and creative...a must for all providers of social work education, for all tutors and practice teachers, at DipSW, PQ and Advanced levels here in Britain, and for diploma, undergraduate and Masters programmes here and internationally.’ Issues in Social Work Education ’...a useful collection of essays providing an array of ideas for both practitioners who support students and for educators seeking new ideas to enhance the fieldwork curriculum.’ Social Work Review