Teaching students’ reflexive practice to handle diversity posed in multicultural societies

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Work Education, Research and Practice
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives from India and Australia
EditorsIIango Ponnuswami, Abraham P. Francis
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789811597978
ISBN (Print)9789811597961
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2020


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