Critical Reflexivity and Social Work Practice

Morley, Christine (2015) Critical Reflexivity and Social Work Practice. In Wright, James D. (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences [2nd ed.]. Elsevier, pp. 281-286.

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Critical reflexivity is an epistemological position that brings together the social constructionist stance of reflexivity with the emancipatory goals of critical social science. Critical reflexivity is a vial precondition for critical reflection, yet not sufficient in its own right to activate the transformative deconstruction and reconstruction processes that critical reflection enables. The related concepts of reflection, reflexivity, and critical reflection will also be discussed. A critically reflexive stance is essential to further a critical social work agenda that is committed to social justice and human rights, despite the challenges presented by the contemporary, neoliberal context.

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Item Type: Reference Entry
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Keywords: Assessment; Critical reflection; Critical reflexivity; Critical social work; Epistemology; Neoliberalism; Objectivism; Reflection; Reflexivity
ISBN: 9780080970875
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
Deposited On: 08 Sep 2016 00:05
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2016 23:35

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