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Kunskapens källa; hur hittar man den?: En uppsats om hur fronetisk kunskap används i behandlarens profession
Karlstad University.
Karlstad University.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The well of knowledge; how to find it? : A study of how phronetical knowledge is used in caregiving professions (English)
Abstract [sv]

Socialarbetare använder sig av flera typer av kunskap för att hantera komplexiteten av deras arbete, en del får man via utbildning men en del behöver förkroppsligas utifrån ett eget utforskande. Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka hur fronesis kommer till uttryck bland socialarbetare som jobbar med ungdomar med missbruksproblematik. Med inspiration från hermeneutik har i denna studie utforskat hur socialarbetare översätter deras tidigare erfarenheter till praxis. Empirin består av sex intervjuer med praktiserande socialarbetare som har flera års erfarenhet i behandlande arbete med ungdomar. Datat analyserades utifrån fronesis teori vilket är uppbyggd ur tre subkategorier: praktisk handling, moralen och personlig utveckling. Fronesis i denna studie är förmågan att anpassa sig till sammanhanget hos en situation och förmågan att handla i enlighet med en målsättning. Resultatet visar att subkategorierna gick att identifiera hos informanternas utsagor samt hade påverkan på varandra. Analysen visar att behandlarens målsättning kunde påverka både arbete samt möjligheter till vidare utveckling.

Abstract [en]

Social workers use several types of knowledge to get about in their complex work, some of which is given through education but some you have to embody on your own. The aim of this study is to use phronesis as a theory and see if this theory can explain some of the nature behind social workers experience-based knowledge. Using an approach inspired by hermeneutics this study aimed to explore how social workers translate their experience into praxis. The data consists of six interviews with practicing social workers with several years of experience in caring work with adolescents. The material was analyzed with phronesis theory which is built up by three subcategories¨: practical action, morals and personal development. Phronesis in this study is the ability to adapt to the context of the situation and the ability work towards a goal. The results show that the subcategories were identifiable in the data and had an influence on one another. Analysis shows that one’s goals could have effect on work and possibilities for further growth.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Phronesis, Social workers, experience-based knowledge, addiction, adolescences
Keyword [sv]
Fronesis, socialarbetare, erfarenhetsbaserad kunskap, missbruk, ungdomar
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-45562OAI: diva2:956777
Subject / course
Socialt arbete
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Social Work (210 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2016-09-06 Created: 2016-08-31 Last updated: 2016-09-06Bibliographically approved

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