Discourse And Narrative Approaches to Social Work And Counselling
O GEACC integra desde 2016 a Rede de investigadores DANASWAC, cuja agenda científica constitui uma das mais importantes referências do GEACC.
Themes of the DANASWAC to research, writing and practice are:
- Seeing the entities as social constructed rather than ready formed
- Importance of a focus on everyday practices, drawing on traditions of discourse and narrative theory and research
- Promoting discourse, narrative and ethnographic approaches in social work research, practice and education
- Promoting a dialogue between ideas and evidence, when research data in being analysing
- Research to address the dilemmas of practitioners and clients, concerned to identify, examine and debate what is seen as ‘good practice’ and ‘success’ as well as ‘mistakes’ and ‘traps’
- Widen what counts as ‘evidence’ in assessing practice
- Influenced by constructionist and interactional theories, promoting dialogues between clients and professionals in agencies in which there is dialogue between workers and managers, and educators and students
- Assisting practitioners to describe and publicly present their work in their own words, thus resisting formats which restrict workers from discovering their own practice
- Assisting clients to give a voice to points of view
- Encourage practitioners and clients to become researchers to overcome the distinctions between researchers and subjects of research, as well as supporting research at a distant where appropriate
- Promote multi-disciplinary and multi-professional discussions to generate new ideas
- Promoting international collaboration
«This book (…) focuses on the ways social workers carry out their work in everyday organisational conversations with clients and other professionnals, and provides tools to analyse these conversations in great details» (Hall et al., 2014: 1-2).
Our «(…) interest is turned to the everyday practices of social work in which client categories are produced, maintained, modified and broken» (Hall et al., 2003: 13).
«Social constructionism, especially in the ethnomethodologically tuned traditions presented in this book, deals with the study of interaction (…). The study of interaction from the angle of constructing social reality brings into focus the use of language» (Hall et al., 2003: 17).
Participação do GEACC no 13º Encontro DANASWAC (Tampere, 08-11 Agosto 2016) –> Link