Promoting reflective practice: what practice educators and supervisors can do


Reflection, the act of carefully thinking things through and considering other viewpoints, is one of the key skills that social work students need to develop throughout their university course and on placement. This can be a challenging area for practice educators and supervisors to help with, especially where the student has a lack of insight or isn’t able to express their verbal reflective skills in written assessments. This practical, interactive session will cover:

  • Different models of reflection that educators and supervisors can use with students, including an interactive demonstration of one of the models.
  • Ways to bring reflection into supervision and avoid solely information-based, case management supervision sessions.
  • How to support a student who struggles with reflective writing.


Dr Prospera Tedam, academic lead – social work practice quality, Anglia Ruskin University

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