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Personal and Professional Development (or Use of Self) in Social Educator Training: An Experience Based on Reflective Learning

Working on use of self with professionals in social education from the initial training stage onwards is often deemed a necessary contribution to their personal and professional development. Despite this, it is difficult to find references to programs and experiences that have been undertaken from this perspective. In this article we present a recent experience from a university in Catalonia (Spain) which aimed to work on self-knowledge and professional identity through the implementation of the reflective learning model prior to students’ practical work experience. The first section of the article is dedicated to contextualizing the experience of training social educators in Spain. A theoretical framework is then provided, including a description of course content, methodology and assessment, and finally the experience is assessed by noting strengths and weaknesses detected in the process

Taylor and Francis

Author: Pallisera, Maria
Fullana Noell, Judit
Palaudàrias, Josep Miquel
Abstract: Working on use of self with professionals in social education from the initial training stage onwards is often deemed a necessary contribution to their personal and professional development. Despite this, it is difficult to find references to programs and experiences that have been undertaken from this perspective. In this article we present a recent experience from a university in Catalonia (Spain) which aimed to work on self-knowledge and professional identity through the implementation of the reflective learning model prior to students’ practical work experience. The first section of the article is dedicated to contextualizing the experience of training social educators in Spain. A theoretical framework is then provided, including a description of course content, methodology and assessment, and finally the experience is assessed by noting strengths and weaknesses detected in the process
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/2072/242624
Language: eng
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Subject: Educació social
Social Work Education
Treball social
Social service
Title: Personal and Professional Development (or Use of Self) in Social Educator Training: An Experience Based on Reflective Learning
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Repository: Recercat

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