Summary: Faculty of Social Work
ED Building Room 464
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
12:00 pm 1:00 pm
Saskatoon: Classroom 2, Faculty of SW Saskatoon Campus - #153-111 Research Dr.
Regina (by videoconference): Education Building Room 436.14
Photography as a Tool for Facilitating Reflective Practice
in Social Work Field Placements
A Presentation by:
Erin Beckwell, MSW, RSW (SK) & Emily Alston-O'Connor, BSW
Photovoice (Wang & Burris, 1997) has been employed as both a research method and grassroots `sounding
board' to communicate one's place in the world and experiences via photography. This approach has also
been described as a strategy that gives a voice to people who ordinarily would not be heard. Similarly, it can
be a unique way for social work students to express their perspectives and reflections on their practicum
experiences, social issues, and the profession of social work.
A key objective of the fourth-year field placement is to have students critically analyze field experiences in