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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.
Gavin Heron qualified as a social worker in 1992. He worked in residential child care and became an accredited practice teacher in 1996. After completing a PhD in 2000 Gavin became a lecturer with the University Of Strathclyde. He teaches mainly on the undergraduate and postgraduate social work qualifying courses. He is also the Postgraduate Research Coordinator for the School of Social Work and Social Policy.
Has expertise in:
teaching and learning
student assessment and feedback practices
equality and discrimination
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.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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27/06/15 → 25/09/15
Exploring the influence of feedback on student social workers' understanding of child care and protection
Heron, G. & Duncalf, Z.
1/08/11 → 31/01/13
Heron, G. & Black, K., 31 Jul 2023, In: British Journal of Social Work. 53, 5, p. 2922-2939 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile9 Downloads (Pure)
Heron, G. & Lightowler, C., 30 Mar 2023, In: Journal of Social Work. 23, 2, p. 205–220 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Downloads (Pure)
7 Jun 2017
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
27 Jun 2017
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference