Getting the balance right: critical reflection, knowledge and the social work curriculum

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dc.contributor.author Adamson, Carole en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-03T21:52:53Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education: Special Issue: Critical Reflection: Method and Practice 13(1):29-48 en
dc.identifier.issn 1329-0584 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10313 en
dc.description.abstract Social work education in Australia and New Zealand is predominantly embedded within tertiary education systems modelled on university pedagogy. Consolidated by the demand for professionalisation, this location has shaped the social work curriculum into traditional, discipline-based academic courses and delivery. Calls for graduates and practitioners to be robust, resilient and critically reflective have come from employers, the social work profession and educators. This paper acknowledges the impact of external stressors on social work and, within the context of debates over the nature of the social work profession, conceptualises these pressures as a demand on the resilience and reflective capacity of practitioners. Identifying core issues of the need for skills in critical reflection, the lens turns to the construction of the social work curriculum itself. Three models of programme design and curriculum delivery are presented and, using a recently implemented example, questions are raised about the potential for structural change to the curriculum that may enable a central focus upon integrative processes and critical reflection. en
dc.publisher Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education: Special Issue: Critical Reflection: Method and Practice en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Getting the balance right: critical reflection, knowledge and the social work curriculum en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 29 en
pubs.volume 13 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Australian Association of Social Work and Welfare Education en
pubs.author-url http://www.aaswwe.asn.au/download/2011/Advancesvol13.pdf en
pubs.end-page 48 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 206223 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-02-21 en


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