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Reflective Processes in Social Work PHD301

Social work develops within local, national and global contexts. Reflectivity is to see and understand oneself within a context. Through this course, students will reflect and theorize social worker's understanding of themselves and their practices. Students will reveal their subjectivity related to background, professional position and current PhD project.

Reflectivity in Social Work will be emphasized through discursive, ethical, narrative and critical processes. The aim of the course is to enable participants to strengthen their critical reflections and to increase understanding of situational and contextual practices. To enhance reflective processes the course will provide knowledge about ethical dimensions in Social Work, professional discretion, different discourses, and narrative approaches.

Course description for study year 2020-2021. Please note that changes may occur.



Vekting (SP)


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Department of Social Studies

Learning outcome


Knowledge at the most advanced frontier of the discursive, ethical, narrative and critical processes in Social Work.


Through reflective processes contribute to the identification and to analyze challenges in Social Work.


To demonstrate substantial scholarly and professional integrity and sustained commitment to the development of new ideas or processes at the forefront of Social Work Research.

Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended prerequisites
The students must satisfy the admissions requirements of the PhD programme.
Eksamen / vurdering
Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Karakter Hjelpemiddel
Course paper 1/1 Pass - Fail

Course paper approximately 5000 words. The paper will be assessed as a pass/fail. A pass is equivalent to grade B or better.

Course teacher(s)
Course teacher: Solveig Botnen Eide
Course coordinator: Siv Oltedal
Method of work

Lectures, seminars, group work, and individual work - adapted to different modes of study. Throughout the course, there will be sessions where students will be given tasks related to the final individual exam. Students will receive feedback on their work from other students and from the course leaders.

Coursework requirements

Students need to attend a one-week on-campus study programme. Presence is mandatory (MP). Mandatory requirements: 75% presence. If students do not fulfill the MP requirement, students will have to pass an assignment given by the course coordinators in order to take the course exam.

Course assessment
Standard evaluation in accordance with University guidelines.
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