Reflexivity, creative writing and insight. How a dip into poetry led to reflection and learning.
This blog started as a write up of a creative writing activity that prompted reflexive discussion for my social work students...I ended up questioning the way we use constructs like 'reflexiveness'. I was inspired by the idea of using poetry in social work education (Furman et al, 2012). So I explored using ‘blackout’ poetry as a stimulus for reflective discussion and found it could prompt reflexiveness. But what do we really mean by the term? I wonder would words we would us