Listen: this really happened: making sense of social work through story-telling.

Kaeren Harrison

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-764
Number of pages15
JournalSocial Work Education
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2009
Externally publishedYes


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