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Reflective Practice in Education and Social Work
Interdisciplinary Explorations

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ISBN 9780367724955
September 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book `offers unique interdisciplinary insights into developing connections between reflective practice and employability particularly through the lenses of the education and social work professions. It recognises the various meanings that can be applied to the notion of reflection and examines the challenges of using reflective practice in the workplace. The chapters explore the tensions that arise from preparing professionals to be agents of change and concerned with social justice and equity. Further, the book provides much needed perspective on how diverse positions can be identified and leveraged and shared meanings negotiated in the creation of meaningful professional learning resources for early career teachers and social workers and across the career continuum.

Bringing together contributions from internationally renowned scholars, Reflective Practice in Education and Social Work is essential reading for early career and experienced professionals in education and social work, academics and practitioners seeking further professional development in reflective practice.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction: What is reflection and reflective professional practice? Robyn Ewing, Fran Waugh, David L. Smith 2. Theoretical underpinnings for reflective practice in the university and workplace, Robyn Ewing, Fran Waugh, Josephine Fleming, David Smith, Lisa Kervin, Jessica Mantei, Christine Morley, Joanne O’Mara, Belinda Chambers, Wendy Bowles 3. Identifying resonances for a reflective practice pedagogy for the Education and Social Work professions, Lisa Kervin, Robyn Ewing, David L. Smith, Fran Waugh, Jessica Mantei 4. What does it mean to be a reflective practitioner in education? Robyn Ewing, Lisa Kervin, Jessica Mantei, Joanne O’Mara, David Smith, Josephine Fleming 5. Reflective practice in Social Work, Fran Waugh, Christine Morley, Josephine Fleming, Wendy Bowles 6. Reflective practice across the disciplines: A synthesis, Joanne O’Mara with David L. Smith 7. Can critical reflection improve social work practice in organisations? Christine Morley, Josephine Fleming 8. A case study: Using principles for reflective practice pedagogies to develop preservice teachers’ reflective capacities, Jessica Mantei, Lisa Kervin 9. The "Wollongong Way": Addressing issues of reflection and the development of professional identity with time-poor preservice teachers, Jessica Mantei, Lisa Kervin 10. Conversations and the reflexive turn in social practice, Susan Groundwater-Smith 11. Evaluating evidence for reflection and reflective practice, David L. Smith 12. Professional learning in an age of digital technology: A reflection on critical literacy, Josephine Fleming 13. Helping white practitioners become critically reflective about racism and white supremacy, Stephen Brookfield 14. Conclusions and recommendations, David L. Smith, Robyn Ewing, Fran Waugh

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Robyn Ewing is Professor Emerita, Teacher Education and the Arts, School of Education & Social Work, University of Sydney.

Fran Waugh is Professor Emerita, Social Work, School of Education & Social Work, University of Sydney.

David L. Smith is an educational consultant, formerly Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Sydney.