How Critical are we? Revitalising Critical Reflection in Supervision

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Show simple item record Rankine, Matthew en 2019-11-05T01:40:37Z en 2018-12-01 en
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dc.description.abstract Reflective practice and critical reflection are problematic terms adopted by social work educators and practitioners. Social workers strive to understand power relationships, navigate oppressive structures and support disadvantaged groups in society in order to effectively improve practice. Supervision provides the professional space for critical reflection of the wider social work environment. This article reports on a qualitative study (Rankine, 2017a) examining critical reflection of practice in supervision within the current context of community-based child welfare services in Aotearoa New Zealand. Data were analysed from interviews with two participant groups: key informants and supervisory dyads. Analysis of the key informant data identified reflective practice as having different stages and critical reflection in supervision as a separate process that illuminated the impact of environmental factors on social work. Within practice, supervisory dyads utilised the supervision session for reflection on a superficial level but rarely used critical reflection to explore the wider contextual issues impacting on practice. Greater examination of the wider socio-political, socio-cultural and structural factors that influence practice and engagement with service users is urgently required. Critical reflection within supervision provides a space for social workers to develop professional practice and strengthen social justice strategies within their work. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
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dc.title How Critical are we? Revitalising Critical Reflection in Supervision en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 31 en
pubs.volume 20 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en en
pubs.end-page 46 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 784080 en Education and Social Work en Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-10-14 en

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