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Twisting and turning between practice and theory

When a social work student embarks on practice learning, the requirement to demonstrate their ability to integrate practice and theory may appear at first to be a relatively straightforward question of applying what they have learnt at university to their practice on placement. It can take a while to realise that practice and theory rarely have a neat and tidy relationship. Jean Gordon does some #ThursdayThunking.

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  • Twisting and turning between practice and theory

    When a social work student embarks on practice learning, the requirement to demonstrate their ability to integrate practice and theory may appear at first to be a relatively straightforward question of applying what they have learnt at university to their practice on placement. It can take a while to realise that practice and theory rarely have a neat and tidy relationship. Jean Gordon does some #ThursdayThunking.


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