The Art of Becoming a Social Work practice educator


  • Shabnam Ahmed





Through this practice note, I share some of my reflections and learning of becoming a practice educator.  The experience has enhanced my skills as a social worker and team manager and now as a social work doctoral student.  Based on my observations of supervision as a practice assessor and my experience of having many different managers throughout my career, I have noticed when social workers move into management without a practice educator qualification, the supervisory relationship experience is a different one than that of a practice educator – turned manager.  I question why this is.  Is reflective supervision only reserved for students? I am suggesting that it should not be.  Each supervisor should be supported and enabled to connect with their Art, as supervision is a form of Art. 



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How to Cite

Ahmed, S. (2021). The Art of Becoming a Social Work practice educator. The Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning, 18(1-2). Retrieved from



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