Kanál SP na YouTube SP na Facebooku SP na Floowie

Čísla

Archiv čísel » 2014/5 - Special English Issue 2014 »

Kirstin Bromberg

Becoming a Professional. Improving Social Action through Letter Writing in Social Work Education


Medailon autora:

Kirstin Bromberg studied Education, Sociology, and Psychology. For three years, she has held a professorship in social work at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (Germany). Due to her research interests in adult development, she is currently investigating academic socialization processes. She has developed a new approach to observation of learning processes in academia using a letter-based method.

Abstrakt:

Social work takes place in multi-professional contexts. These contexts require skills in understanding meaning in order to intermediate from different perspectives in order to deal with cases successfully. Taking or looking at perspectives which differ from our own, and using them is - from a theoretical point of view - defined as dialogue (Kloepfer, 1982; Mead, 1965). A dialogue understanding as a “meeting of minds” (Mead 1965, 52) happens mostly during conversations, and also to a lesser degree from written information. Given the epistemic potential of writing for social work (Dias et al., 1999; White, Epston, 1990), this article specifically proves the potential of the study writing to initiate and keep up dialogical conversations in order to become a well-educated social worker. Therefore it discusses letter writing and its dialogical potential from a trans-disciplinary perspective, and through an empirical study of a series of letters written by social work students. The analysis methodologically involves grounded theory procedures (Straus, Corbin, 1990; Bromberg, 2014), and makes use of analytical methods, usually used for autobiographical narrative interviews (Riemann 2003; Schütze 2008). Along with the analysis, it will show how both addressed writing, as provided from letters, serve professional attitudes and acting through dialogical communication, promote dealings from different perspectives required in multi-professional social work contexts. The general idea that letters help us become better professional social (case) workers that Mary E. Richmond made nearly hundred years ago can now be verified by theoretical and empirical insights.

Klíčová slova:

dialogue, self-reflection, writing, letter, social work, professional




Podobné články

Akademické články Villains, Fools or Unsung Heroes? A Study of the Contradictory Narratives of Social Work Identities in Contemporary England
Akademické články Social Work Practice of Hospital Social Workers under the Structural Adjustment Program in Greece: Social Workers Protecting the Right to Health Care within the Context of Neoliberalism
Akademické články More Alike Than We Think? Frames and Practice of Social Work with Families in the UK and Germany
Akademické články The Practice of Social Work in Health Care in the Czech Republic: How to Identify Understanding the Practice of Social Work in Health Care through Research?
Akademické články The Potential of Civil Society - an Opportunity for Social Work


Nabídka nových knih

obalka
Zázrak tří květin
L.Zatloukal...
obalka
Dítě s autismem a...
A.Scarpa; A.Wells...
obalka
Pandořina skříňka
Lauren Slater
obalka
Můj hlas půjde s ...
Sidney Rosen
obalka
Jít vlastní cestou
Jeff Goins
obalka
Mindfulness pro ...
Gary Hennessey
obalka
Speciální sourozenci
David Havelka...

... kompletní nabídka

© 2014, časopis Sociální práce/Sociálna práca | počet návštěv: [CNW:Counter] | … vstup do administrace