Critical Reflection

Complete the critical reflection question once you have completed each module. Write your reflections with word processing software and save them as one file. Ensure that you title your response with the question number and question so the Open Learning Faculty Member can more easily assess your work.

Critical Reflection Topics

Answer Critical Reflection 9.1 Feminist Practice

Write between 200 and 300 words outlining your approach to Tanya’s situation (in “A Day (and Night) in the Life of a Social Worker,” see Activity 9B below) comparing and contrasting the three feminist orientations. How would you use the practice principles that Heinonen and Spearman and Land identify in your work with Tanya?

Feminist Practice in Social Work

Re-read “A Day (and Night) in the Life of a Social Worker” and focus on the case of Tanya.

Reflect on the following:

  1. What would be your approach, or frame, if you were working with Tanya from a liberal feminist perspective?
  2. Or a radical feminist?
  3. Or a socialist feminist?
  4. How would you use some of the practice principles as you worked with Tanya?

Compare and Contrast Aboriginal Approach

Write between 200 and 300 words summarizing the meaning of one or two of the concepts inherent in an Aboriginal approach. Contrast the meanings with other approaches to practice.  See below Activity 10B provides some examples of contrasting meanings.

Contrasting Principles

Read Chapter 12 of the text. Chapter 12 outlines many principles and concepts that guide an Aboriginal approach to practice. Reflect on the following:

  1. Some of the concepts related to an Aboriginal approach are: wholeness, balance, history, relationships, harmony, growth, healing, sharing, respect, life cycle, consciousness and the unconscious, and helping. Read the meaning given to each of these concepts in the textbook chapter, and then summarize the meaning in your own words. Use words that you might use to describe them to someone else.
  2. Contrast these meanings with those of other approaches to practice. For example, does “growth” used in the strengths perspective mean the same thing as “growth” from an Aboriginal perspective?
  3. What is the difference between helping and healing?
  4. Does relationship mean the same thing in the ecosystems approach?
  5. How is mino-pimátisiwindifferent from the self-actualization that Maslow describes?

Cultural Competence

Write between 200 and 300 words identifying where you are on the cultural competence continuum, and write about how you could challenge yourself to enhance your cultural competence.

Identify an historic or current social work practice that you feel depicts one stage of the cultural competence continuum. Include a rationale for why you have placed it at the point you’ve chosen on the continuum. See below activity 11 C for writing guidance.

Cultural Competence Continuum

Read   “Cultural Competence Continuum” and think about the following:

  1. Where are you along the cultural competence continuum?
  2. Are you at different places with different races?
  3. How is your cultural competency with the different newcomer groups to Canada (or newcomers to your country)? What level of competency do you have with immigrants or refugees?
  4. Think about institutional racism. Can you identify examples of institutional racism (either presently or historically) that are along the continuum?

Critical Reflection 11.2 Inclusivity

Write between 200 and 300 words reflecting on your interview of either the elderly person or the person with a disability in Activity 11D. Numbers 4 and 9.  ( see Activity 11D below for guidance )

If you spoke with an elderly person and/or a person with a disability, include your reflections and learning from this experience, but do not disclose personal information. Please ensure total anonymity for the person you spoke with.

Community Inclusivity Reflection – How Inclusive Are You and Your Community?

Read file. This activity allows you to reflect on your own experience with inclusivity. It also provides an opportunity to examine the inclusivity of your community.

Reflect on the following:

  1. What opportunities have you had in your life to become familiar with issues facing elderly people?
  2. What is it like to grow older in your culture? How is it viewed?
  3. How are the elderly treated in your community? Are they seen as a drain on services or as contributing members of the community?
  4. If possible, try and spend some time with a senior and ask about the following:
    1. How has your life changed?
    2. Do you experience barriers and difficulties? How do you and your friends overcome those barriers?
    3. What are the dominant issues for seniors?
    4. What services would you like to see more of?
  5. What opportunities have you had in your life to become familiar with issues facing people who live with disabilities?
  6. What do you think of when you hear about the culture of disability?
  7. If you were in a wheelchair, how accessible would your community be on a scale of 1–10? How might you work to change that?
  8. What are the shared experiences that may unite people with disabilities within a framework of a culture?
  9. If possible, spend some time with a person with a disability and ask them about the following:
    • . Do you face barriers and difficulties?
  1. How inclusive is the community for someone with the same disability?
  2. What do you think are the dominant issues for people with disabilities?
  3. What services would you like to see more of?

Critical Reflection 12.1 Social Work Values and Theoretical Approaches

Write between 200 and 300 words analyzing the value of self-determination and at least one of the approaches outlined in this course. See Activity 12A for writing guidance


Read Chapter 15 of the text 1 and 2  and reflect on the following:

Self-determination – An important value in social work is self-determination. The professional code of ethics highlights it as a principle to uphold in our work with clients.

  1. How is self-determination viewed by each of the approaches compared in Chapter 15 of your textbook?
  2. Which view fits best with your own ideals?

Client’s role – The various approaches compared in Chapter 15 view client roles in social work similarly, except regarding problem solving.

  1. Describe how the role of clients in problem solving is viewed differently in these approaches by providing an example for each. Use the same example for each approach.
  2. Which view of the client role do you most prefer, and why?

Personal lens – We know that a lens affects the way a person views the world and the events and situations in it. It also implies that there are a variety of lenses that one can select from with a different outcome for each lens used.

  1. In your view, which lens or lenses discussed in the textbook have you found most helpful?
  2. Which lens do you think will be useful to you in the future? Illustrate your response with an example.

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