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ERIC Number: EJ787380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Using Observation for Reflective Practice with Older People
Hughes, Mark; Heycox, Karen
Educational Gerontology, v34 n3 p185-205 Mar 2008
This article discusses the use of observation for reflective practice with older people, particularly the benefits and challenges of this learning tool. It outlines a study with 26 third-year Bachelor of Social Work students who undertook an elective course on reflective practice with older people. Using qualitative document analysis, the authors found that while there were a range of challenges in conducting these observations; overall, the students identified both personal and professional gains from their experiences. Particularly useful were the identification of ageist practices within the setting and the development of a degree of emotionality, criticality, and reflexivity through their experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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