Poetic Pedagogy: A Reflection on Narrative in Social Work Practice and Education

Author: 
Karen Gold

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.

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English
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Research Type: Arts-based inquiry
Resource Type: Journal Article
Document Details:
Author: Karen Gold
Journal: Social Work Education: The International Journal
Volume: 31
Issue: 6
Pages: 756-763
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