ABSTRACT

Being able to look at the world from the point of view of others is an essential aspect of social work – whether the others are service users, carers or social workers from other places, at other times. Taking two approaches to comparing different views – those of people in other countries, or changes in your view over time – View from another place . . . another time provides an opportunity for students to think about the key characteristics of social work in their own country and to consider how those characteristics could be presented to give an impression of social work to those from elsewhere or to compare practice learning experience from an earlier period of learning. Ideally, the activity is best undertaken with a group of two or three students – even better if they are from different countries or practice contexts.