Social Work Theory and Reflective Practice Cards

Social Work Theory and Reflective Practice Cards


£60.00 Plus post and packaging

Reflective Practice - Prompt Cards for Social Workers.

This set of 52 full colour double sided prompt cards is accompanied by an explanatory guide, which provides hints and tips on using the cards to promote reflective practice and reflective supervision.

Critically reflective practice is a key aspect of social work and reflective supervision is seen as vital in promoting good practice. However, reflection is often presented in an abstract and academic way. The cards are designed to take a very different approach - drawing on the different ways in which people think.

The cards provide a visual and tactile experience to support all stakeholders to explore reflection in new and creative ways. The card contents cover key specific concepts in reflection, exploring what it is and why it is needed in social work practice, particular skills in reflection are covered as are key models of reflection.

Originally designed as prompt cards for supervision, the accompanying booklet explores which cards would be most useful to use where practitioners are struggling with particular aspects of practice. Many students find that a set of these cards is helpful to go through when planning portfolios and reflective assignments.

Social Work Theory Cards New 3rd Edition - Prompt Cards for Social Workers.

Connecting theory and practice is important at all stages of a social worker’s career, but there is a definite ‘fear factor’ surrounding theory for students and qualified workers alike. These cards provide an exciting opportunity to use more creative techniques when exploring theory and practice with both students and qualified staff. Use of the cards can address the ‘fear factor’ and help to ensure that theory remains on the professional agenda throughout a social worker’s career. Every practice educator, and indeed every social work team, should have a set of social work theory cards. The card set contains an explanatory booklet with lots of ideas about how to use the cards, but the possibilities are limitless. The cards were originally designed for practice educators to use as a tool to promote learning in this area. However, many students have found that using these cards as a prompt has enabled them to more confidently navigate the, sometimes complex, world of social work theory. Siobhan Maclean is a registered social worker and independent practice educator. She has worked with more than 200 students as a practice educator. Siobhan has a particular interest in making social work theory accessible and has co-authored a number of texts on theory and practice. This card set develops on Siobhan’s years of experience of using creative methods to help social workers to connect theory and practice. This is the third edition of Social Work Theory Cards. This set contains more cards than ever before; an extension pack is available for those wishing to bring the second edition set up to date.

Reflective Practice Cards ISBN 978-1903575994

52 white cards

38 Page booklet

Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 3.4 x 17 cm

Social Work Theory Cards ISBN 978-1912130580

115 yellow cards

39 Page booklet

Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 5.5 x 16.4 cm


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★★★★★ by Deborah H. on

Amazing items and so useful. Easy, step by step cards which really simplify social work theories, methods and approaches. The reflection cards really do help to develop how to use reflective practice positively and to analyse the support you give. Love these box sets and they have already proved their worth to me. Highly recommended to all social work students and also, practice educators, practice supervisors and practice tutors. All universities would benefit from these prompt cards: simple and full of information which is relevant and just enough to push you to research further. Amazing customer service - thank you Simon. Cannot fault the product or service at all and wholeheartedly recommend both