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Professional Development in the Contemporary Educational Context: Encouraging Practice Wisdom

Thompson, Lester J. and West, Deborah S. (2012). Professional Development in the Contemporary Educational Context: Encouraging Practice Wisdom. Social Work Education,32(1):1-16.

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IRMA ID CDU0002xPUB9
Title Professional Development in the Contemporary Educational Context: Encouraging Practice Wisdom
Author Thompson, Lester J.
West, Deborah S.
Journal Name Social Work Education
Publication Date 2012
Volume Number 32
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1470-1227   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84872575922
Start Page 1
End Page 16
Total Pages 16
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Preparing social work students to be effective practitioners is a complex and challenging task undertaken in a dynamic environment both in terms of the field of social work and the higher education sector. There have been recommendations that self knowledge, empirical knowledge, theoretical knowledge and procedural knowledge are the keys to high standards of social work practice. This paper suggests that the concept of practice wisdom is a useful focus for integrating these different aspects of informed practice and for focusing educational programmes for social work. As practice wisdom is more about process than possessed characteristics then there are important motivational and value-based considerations in developing wise practitioners. This discussion considers motivational and personal narrative aspects of practice wisdom so that it can be integrated into social work teaching.
Keywords Adult Learning
Fitness to Practise
Pedagogies
Reflection
Skills Teaching
Practice Wisdom
Phronesis
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2011.648178   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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