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Tower, Leslie; Mankowski, Mariann; Hash, Kristina; Kim, Haejung – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
In response to the well documented divisiveness throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, faculty members at one university developed a "teach-in" to help students identify and respond to the resulting difficult communications in positive ways. This was accomplished through planned activities implementing micro/macro theories and…
Descriptors: Social Work, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Kusmaul, Nancy – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
In response to needs identified by the Institute of Medicine and the National Association of Social Workers, this article describes an experiential assignment to increase BSW students' skills in end-of-life care. In this assignment, students discussed end-of-life wishes with another, completed an advance directive, and processed their experience.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Bachelors Degrees, Social Work, Experiential Learning
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Jacobsen, Jeanna – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
The online environment challenges social work educators in their approach to developing students' cultural awareness and culturally competent skills. To develop student competencies, it is important for accredited social work programs to consider both their explicit and implicit curricula. Although research has focused on the influence of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Diversity
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McKinney, Jason S. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
The movement towards competency-based education in social work has required a shift in delivery to more experiential learning opportunities for students. Looking forward, the Council on Social Work Education [CSWE] has instituted a Futures Task Force, exploring roles social workers may play in the future, with particular attention to the evolution…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Work, Simulated Environment, Blended Learning
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Stanley-Clarke, Nicky; English, Awhina; Yeung, Polly – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
The development of new e-technologies and an increased focus on developing distance social work education programs has created the impetus for social work educators to consider the tools they can employ in delivering distance courses. This article reflects on an action learning research project involving the development of an online toolbox of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Reflection, Technology Uses in Education, Experiential Learning
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Revens, Keri E.; Reynolds, Andrew D.; Suclupe, Roger F.; Rifkin, Cameron; Pierce, Taylor – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This study used grounded theory to analyze focus group data of students participating in an experiential learning course developed in partnership with a local Latino-serving community agency. A central phenomenon, Learning for Advocacy, emerged from the data, describing a process through which students' personal encounters led to the development…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Grounded Theory, Focus Groups
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O'Brien, Gerald; Carter, Kimberly A. E.; Swanke, Jayme R. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Over the past several decades, the use of simulated or standardized clients has been an important area of pedagogy for social work education in training students to work with individuals, families, and groups in practice settings, often in preparation for a practicum placement. Little in the extant literature, however, has focused on the possible…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Simulation, Experiential Learning
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Robinson, Erin L. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Immersion learning is one form of experiential education and has great utility in social work education. However, there is limited research on student learning outcomes from immersion learning courses in social work education. This ethnographic research describes an immersion learning course offered to BSW students (N = 9) and the learning…
Descriptors: Social Work, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
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Hash, Kristina M.; Poole, Jay; Floyd, Melissa; Moore, Crystal Dea; Rogers, Anissa T.; Tower, Leslie E. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
The BSW Experiential Learning (BEL) Program aims to infuse intergenerational content into the curriculum and recruit students to the field of social work by implementing face-to-face learning opportunities with older adults. This article discusses and compares the experiences of 4 diverse BEL projects that implemented gero-experiential learning…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Experiential Learning, Social Work, Counselor Training
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Conley, Cynthia L.; Deck, Stacy M.; Miller, J. Jay; Borders, Kevin – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
This article describes the development and utilization of an instructional activity created by the authors for the purposes of preparing social work students for culturally competent practice with members of historically oppressed populations. Experiential activities in the classroom provide an alternative approach to traditional pedagogical…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Social Work, Counselor Training, Disadvantaged
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Lane, Shannon R.; McClendon, Jennifer; Matthews, Natalie – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Social work plays a key role in engaging with clients and communities directly affected by housing insecurity and homelessness, and advocating for the right to safe and affordable housing. This article describes methodologies of the Point-in-Time Count and Homeless Management Information Systems and proposes strategies for integrating additional…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Homeless People, Case Studies
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Duncan-Daston, Rana; Schneller, Debora – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Evolving developments in psychodynamic theory have strengthened it as an evidence-based approach and have made it concordant with social work's strengths-based, multicultural perspective. An elective focused on teaching fundamental concepts of psychodynamic psychotherapy was developed for graduate social work students based on Kolb's theory of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Graduate Students, Psychotherapy, Cultural Pluralism
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Thomas, Rebecca L.; Chiarelli-Helminiak, Christina M.; Barrette, Kyle; Ferraj, Brunilda – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Engaging social work students in research is challenging, in part, because of the way research is taught in the classroom and the need for learners to effectively develop connections between the "abstract world" of research concepts with the "real world" of professional experiences. This article describes the experiences of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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Julkunen, Ilse; Uggerhoj, Lars – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The complexity of carrying out practice research in social service organizations is often matched by the complexity of teaching future social work practitioners to use and engage in practice research. To appreciate the scope of the teaching challenge, it is important to reflect on the evolving definition of practice research and issues involved in…
Descriptors: Social Services, Public Agencies, Social Work, Counselor Training
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Pollack, Shoshana – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
This article reports on a study of student experiences of a Walls to Bridges (W2B) class taught by Faculty of Social Work instructors in a Canadian women's prison. The Walls to Bridges (W2B) program is based on the U. S. Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program and brings students from the university together with students from the prison to study for a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Institutions, Females, Experiential Learning
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