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Beyond a sugarcoated pill: critical approaches to social work field supervision


Kostecki, KC and Hodge, L and Dervisovski, V and Fitzgerald, C, Beyond a sugarcoated pill: critical approaches to social work field supervision, Research on Social Work Practice, 31, (7) pp. 770-779. ISSN 1049-7315 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1049731521996475


Critical pedagogy seeks to link education to social change and often forms a basis for social work curriculum in some university courses. However, less of this emphasis is given to understanding critical supervision practice for social work students while on placement in terms of the development of a critical praxis. We believe critical approaches to supervision are an overlooked and crucial aspect to maintaining critical social work practice in current neoliberal welfare contexts. This article presents key approaches that we have found useful in constructing and realizing a critical approach to social work field supervision and ultimately, the future practice of students in their respective fields. This article contributes to an ongoing discussion and strengthened engagement in critical approaches to field supervision and supports the development of social work students as critical thinkers and practitioners.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:student supervision, social work
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Kostecki, KC (Dr Tina Kostecki)
ID Code:152501
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Social Work
Deposited On:2022-08-19
Last Modified:2022-08-24

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