This 20 credit masters-level module will enhance your usage of critical reflection as an effective tool to improve your understanding of the complexity of risk and decision making processes in practice. You will raise professional issues, procedures and standards to the level of (critical) reflection, practice wisdom and research.
You will critically examine and evaluate both the sources of knowledge and evidence used to inform your decision making and professional opinion which also contributes to the development of your practice, as well as critically reflecting on the management of risk, taking into account the current context and new insights in the field. You will extend your knowledge of the self as social and conceptualisations of power to assist you to evaluate the range of theoretical and practical issues affecting ‘vulnerable’ adult engagement with services and apply this understanding to your practice.
You will learn to implement critical reflection drawing from social theory rather than education and business models and further your understanding of critical social work within an age of complexity whilst enhancing your analytical abilities, for practice and research-in-practice and consolidating your understanding of risk. You will then be able to build upon this learning and gain confidence to undertake auto-ethnographic based research in the field.
This module will provide busy practitioners with structured opportunities for critical reflection within a well-resourced and research-informed learning community and give you the opportunity to work in a multi-modal manner.