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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.
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- 2 Finished
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
Cassidy, C. & Heron, G., 1 May 2020, In: Journal of Social Work. 20, 3, p. 287-306 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Heron, G. & Lightowler, C., 31 Mar 2020, In: British Journal of Social Work. 50, 2, p. 598-615 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
27 Jun 2017
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
7 Jun 2017
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course