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An introduction to social work
An introduction to social work

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2.4 Bringing your learning together in reflective practice

In this section you are going to bring together the knowledge and skills you have gained so far and consider what is meant by ‘reflective practice’. You have been introduced to different ways of understanding the role of a social worker and the lives of the people social workers work with. You should have started to recognise the different aspects of what it means to become a good social worker. These include skills, values, ethics and knowledge.

At the base of this diagram is a circle which contains the words ‘Good practice’. Coming off this circle are more, overlapping circles with the following text: ‘Process’, ‘Knowledge’, ‘Values and ethics’ and ‘Skills’.
Figure 7 The elements of good social work practice