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Fulton, A. E.; Dimitropoulos, G.; Ayala, J.; McLaughlin, A. M.; Baynton, M.; Blaug, C.; Collins, T.; Elliott, G.; Judge-Stasiak, A.; Letkemann, L.; Ragan, E. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Field practicum plays a central role in social work education by socializing social work students to the profession and facilitating the integration of theoretical knowledge with skill development. Students can be apprehensive about beginning practicum and often lack adequate formal preparation for the practicum experience. This study evaluates…
Descriptors: Practicums, Field Experience Programs, Social Work, Masters Programs
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Asakura, Kenta; Todd, Sarah; Eagle, Brooke; Morris, Brenda – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Although field education is considered the signature pedagogy of social work, the work of field coordinators appear to remain peripheral to other aspects of social work education, such as coursework and research. In this article, we suggest that field coordination requires a far more complex set of knowledge and skills than merely matching…
Descriptors: Social Work, Teaching Methods, Counselor Training, Student Placement
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Hughes, Daniel; Olsen, Mary C.; Newhouse, Carly – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This article explores the current state of Occupational Social Work/Employee Assistance (OSW/EA) education. It examines the relationship between social work curricula, field placement experiences, and entry-level employment opportunities in the OSW/EA field. It is based on an educational initiative called the Partnership for Employee Assistance…
Descriptors: Social Work, Employee Assistance Programs, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Tam, Dora M. Y.; Brown, Anh; Paz, Eva; Birnbaum, Rachel; Kwok, Siu Ming – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This article examines the challenges faced by social work field instructors in two Canadian provinces. The results are based on the responses from 239 field instructors to a questionnaire survey. Findings highlight student difficulties, administrative issues with the social work schools, and practicum setting challenges. These demands hinder the…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Foreign Countries, Field Experience Programs
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Averett, Paige; Spence, Christina Hall – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This exploratory study examined the experiences of 9 stakeholders in an art gallery field placement during their social work education. The study sought to understand how the nontraditional field placement prepared students for practice. In addition, personality traits of students that best fit the placement was examined. Findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Art Education, Field Experience Programs, Student Placement, Educational Practices
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Molina, Veronica; Molina-Moore, Tammy; Smith, Misty G.; Pratt, Francine E. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Field work programs have a substantial responsibility for providing support and gatekeeping functions while ensuring an educational experience that allows students to master the nine holistic, multidimensional social work accreditation competencies. With additional emphasis on field as a "signature pedagogy," field directors are tasked…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Contracts, Alignment (Education), Field Experience Programs
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Okuda, Kanako – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Job crafting makes people's work rewarding through meaning making. This article discusses the ways in which a field director may use job crafting to address a common challenge in field education. Field placements are based on various institutional expectations; however, many students have preconceived notions of what social work and social work…
Descriptors: Social Work, Field Experience Programs, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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Auslander, Gail K.; Rosenne, Hadas – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Although research studies are important for social work students, the students rarely like research classes or see their value. At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one group of BSW students was encouraged to carry out the required research in their field work setting, the Hadassah University Medical Center. Students used data mining, that is,…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Universities, Coding
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Berzoff, Joan; Drisko, James – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Social work doctoral programs are not adequately preparing students to educate future clinical practitioners. Social work is predominantly a practice profession. Social work's PhD programs must continue the education of excellent researchers while also educating for excellence in practice, teaching, field liaison, and the supervision of practice.…
Descriptors: Social Work, Doctoral Programs, Clinical Experience, Educational Practices
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Colvin, Alex Don; Bullock, Angela N. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
The exponential growth and sophistication of new information and computer technology (ICT) have greatly influenced human interactions and provided new metaphors for understanding the world. The acceptance and integration of ICT into social work field education are examined here using the technological acceptance model. This article also explores…
Descriptors: Social Work, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology, Field Experience Programs
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Goodman, Harriet; Knight, Carolyn; Khudododov, Khudodod – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
For decades, group work scholars have described a discrepancy between student preparation for group work practice and opportunities to work with groups in the field practicum and professional practice. Educators in related disciplines such as counseling and psychology have expressed similar concerns. This article reports findings of a study of MSW…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Field Experience Programs, Graduate Students, Social Work
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Averett, Paige E.; Arnd-Caddigan, Margaret – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
This article includes a review of the literature on personal epistemology and the reflective judgment model and applies these theoretical concepts to undergraduate students who engage in service-learning projects. The application will provide instructors with greater understanding of students' abilities and limitations in their…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Social Work, Epistemology, Reflection
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Peterson, N. Andrew; Farmer, Antoinette Y.; Donnelly, Louis; Forenza, Brad – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
The implicit curriculum, which refers to a student's learning environment, has been described as an essential feature of an integrated professional social work curriculum. Very little is known, however, about the heterogeneity of students' experiences with the implicit curriculum, how this heterogeneity may be distributed across groups of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Kvarfordt, Connie L.; Carter, Irene; Park, Wansoo; Yun, Sung Hyun – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
Teaching research to social work students continues to be the topic of an ongoing dialog within the profession. The literature suggests that some form of a "real-world" or "hands-on" learning opportunity has many benefits for teaching a subject that students often are reluctant to engage in. Using online survey methods,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Integrated Activities, Social Work, Research Skills
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Williams-Gray, Brenda – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
This article examines how to prepare professional social workers for real-world nonprofit leadership roles. A pilot course assignment that incorporates a quasi-organization fieldwork simulation developed by the author is described. Development and application of critical thinking skills are reviewed, the course objective is explained, and methods…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworker Approach, Leadership, Field Experience Programs
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