The aim of the chapter is to present ideas to engage students in reflexive practice and prepare them for their work with diverse communities, i.e. communities that are other than their own language grouping, birth country origin, colour, creed, religious or spiritual beliefs and/or sexual orientation. This chapter describes my understanding and approach to transformational learning and the teaching of reflexivity for learning and for practice. More specifically, the chapter presents an examination of the concepts of reflexivity, positionality, privilege, situated knowledge and perceptions and the intricate relationships between these concepts. This exploration is offered in the first instance as part of developing a practice in social work to build competencies.
|Title of host publication||Social Work Education, Research and Practice|
|Subtitle of host publication||Perspectives from India and Australia|
|Editors||IIango Ponnuswami, Abraham P. Francis|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 2020|