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Reflective Practice, Reflexivity, and Critical Reflection in Social Work Education in Australia

Published on Jan 2, 2019in Australian Social Work
· DOI :10.1080/0312407X.2018.1521856
Lynelle Watts4
Estimated H-index: 4
(ECU: Edith Cowan University)
Abstract
ABSTRACTReflective practice, reflexivity, and critical reflection are now widely accepted as important in contemporary social work practice. Despite this, there remain differences in how the terms ...
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