Dr Gavin Heron

Lecturer

Social Work and Social Policy

Personal statement

Has expertise in:

  • teaching and learning

  • student assessment and feedback practices

  • equality and discrimination

Publications

Examining professionals' critical thinking about children who pose a serious threat to others
Heron Gavin, Lightowler Claire
British Journal of Social Work, pp. 1-18 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcaa002
Digital storytelling using co-production with vulnerable young people
Heron Gavin, Steckley Laura
Journal of Social Work (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1177/1468017318814993
Introducing philosophical discussions to young people in secure accommodation
Cassidy Claire, Heron Gavin
Journal of Social Work, pp. 1-22 (2018)
Using practical philosophy to enhance the self-regulation of children in secure accommodation
Heron Gavin, Cassidy Claire
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (2017)
Young people in secure accommodation : self-regulation through Community of Philosophical Inquiry
Cassidy Claire, Heron Gavin
International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children (2017)
Using the rules of practical philosophy to enhance the self-regulation of young people in secure accommodation
Cassidy Claire, Heron Gavin
CELCIS: Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care (2017)

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Research interests

My research interests focus on social work education. This includes students’ ability to convey critical thinking in their written work, the way race issues are understood by students, use of assessment tools and the effective delivery of feedback.

Professional activities

International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children
Participant
27/6/2017
CELCIS: Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care
Participant
7/6/2017

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Projects

Digital Storytelling, Accomodated Children and Children's Hearings
Heron, Gavin (Principal Investigator) Steckley, Laura (Co-investigator)
27-Jan-2015 - 25-Jan-2015
Exploring the influence of feedback on student social workers' understanding of child care and protection
Heron, Gavin (Principal Investigator) Duncalf, Zachari (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2011 - 31-Jan-2013

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Address

Social Work and Social Policy
Lord Hope Building

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