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Dr Gavin Heron

Lecturer

Social Work

Personal statement

My teaching on the social work qualifying courses includes: poverty and deprivation; theory and practice and lifelong learning. I also have a tutoring role in supporting students on practice placements and supervise students undertaking undergraduate and postgradure dissertations.

Publications

Using practical philosophy to enhance the self-regulation of children in secure accommodation
Heron Gavin, Cassidy Claire
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, (2017)
Social work education : a framework for evaluating feedback on student social workers understanding of child care and protection
Heron Gavin
Evaluation as a Tool for Research, Learning and Making Things BetterEvaluation as a Tool for Research, Learning and Making Things Better, (2014)
Exploring the influence of feedback on student social workers’ understanding of childcare and protection
Heron Gavin, McGoldrick Roisin, Wilson Roy
British Journal of Social Work, pp. 1-18, (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcu071
Influence of National Qualifications Frameworks in conceptualising feedback to students
Heron Gavin, Green Lister Pam
Journal of Social Work Vol 33, pp. 420-434, (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2013.834322
Re-engineering the multiple choice question exam for social work
Heron Gavin, Lerpiniere Jennifer Anne
European Journal of Social Work, (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2012.691873
Examining principles of formative and summative feedback
Heron Gavin
British Journal of Social Work Vol 42, pp. 276-295, (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcq049

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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.

Projects

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

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