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Reflections on writing in social work education and practice

Rai, Lucy (2010). Reflections on writing in social work education and practice. In: Seden, Janet; Matthews, Sarah; McCormick, Michael and Morgan, Alun eds. Professional development in social work: complex issues in practice. Post-qualifying social work. Abingdon, UK and New York, NY, USA: Routledge, pp. 163–170.

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Writing is a central, although often overlooked, part of social work education and practice. Within education, students’ learning and competence is assessed through writing while in practice, much of social work is conducted through and recorded in writing. Through identifying the importance of writing in social work, this chapter offers some reflections on the ways in which a more conscious awareness of the relationship between the author, their reader, the context in which writing takes place and the final text can improve ‘practice’ in its widest sense.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Author
ISBN: 0-415-55336-9, 978-0-415-55336-0
Keywords: student writing; professional writing; social work; reflective practice
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Social Work
Item ID: 25821
Depositing User: Lucy Rai
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2011 11:47
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 09:12
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