'Listen: This Really Happened': Making Sense of Social Work Through Story-telling
The use of guided critical reflection and analysis is increasingly popular in the education and training of social workers, especially when students embark on their practice learning opportunities. This paper explores the use of structured story-telling in tutorials as a way of helping students make sense of social work practice. By focusing on a narrative shared with a tutor group, the argument will be made that tutorials are important places to 'monitor' the self (and others) in social contexts, and are helpful places for students to identify their personal values and how these might link with their future professional selves.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 2009