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Social work seminar: The reflective practice conundrum: new evidence and insights

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Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Room 6139, Sir Frank Lampl building, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Professor Graham Ixer, University of Winchester

Social work seminar: The reflective practice conundrum: new evidence and insights

Graham Ixer, professor of social work and social policy at the University of Winchester, has been studying the nature of reflection, critical reflection and reflexivity for over twenty years. In 2000, he published the landmark critique, 'There is no such Thing as Reflection,' which initiated a new discourse of scepticism on how it is possible to measure reflective practice in assessment, given the very nature is ill-defined and under researched.

The argument that reflective practice can not be taught and assessed is controversial.

This seminar will look at the evidence for this proposition, the issues involved and new insights for a way forward, helping practitioners and academics make sense of the reflection phenomena.

The School of Social Work at Kingston University and St George's, University of London is delighted to present a series of seminars at their Kingston Hill campus. The seminars will be delivered by leading national and international researchers, policy makers and commentators and focus on issues of topical and contemporary importance. The seminars are free and open to all staff and students at Kingston and St George's, all staff in local social services organisations in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors, and to service users and carers and their organisations who assist with the social work education programmes at the University.

Graham Ixer is currently a professor of social work and social policy, and head of social work at the University of Winchester. He originally spent ten years working with Barnardos in front-line social work, before going into social work education, policy and then regulation. In his previous role as head of social work education at the General Social Care Council he led many of the regulatory reforms that have now been placed within the new College of Social Work.

Please be aware that places at this event are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, so be sure to register your attendance.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Jess Simons
Email: j.simons@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

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Directions to Room 6139, Sir Frank Lampl building, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB:

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