Poetry has been used in professional practice and education to highlight clients' experiences, explore ethics and professionalism, and illuminate practice tensions. In this Ideas in Action paper I weave together a story from my own practice, a poetic account of an ethical dilemma written by a practitioner/scholar and reflections on the place of poetry in social work education. I invite practitioners and educators to consider the unique role of poetry in social work training to honour the relational aspects of practice and explore the complexity and ambiguity of day-to-day practice.
Poetic Pedagogy: A Reflection on Narrative in Social Work Practice and Education
Research Type: Arts-based inquiry
Resource Type: Journal Article
Journal: Social Work Education: The International Journal