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Wahler, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
A long-standing disconnect between social work practice and research exists that begins with our current education model. When taught separately, students often think they are distinctly different areas of social work that do not have to coexist. This conceptualization of research and practice as separate could contribute to the dearth of research…
Descriptors: Social Work, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Anxiety
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Secret, Mary; Ward, Christopher Jennings; Newmark, Ananda – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
This paper presents a step-by-step conversion of a face-to-face (F2F) entry level social work research methods course to a computer-mediated format. An overview of teaching practices and the important pedagogical foundations associated with this curricular effort are discussed followed by an introduction to the electronic platform utilized in the…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Research Methodology, Social Work, Online Courses
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Drisko, James W.; Evans, Kristin – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This national survey of PhD faculty assessed the research preparation of entering doctoral social work students on a wide range of research knowledge and related skills. The prior literature shows that PhD programs repeat much BSW and MSW research course content. This study shows that the trend continues and has perhaps widened. PhD research…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Social Work, Graduate Students, Student Research
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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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Mullins, Mary H. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Active learning approaches have shown to improve student learning outcomes and improve the experience of students in the classroom. This article compares a Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning style approach to a more traditional teaching method in an undergraduate research methods course. Moving from a more traditional learning environment to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis
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Teater, Barbra; Roy, Jessica; Carpenter, John; Forrester, Donald; Devaney, John; Scourfield, Jonathan – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Students in the United Kingdom (UK) are found to lack knowledge and skills in quantitative research methods. To address this gap, a quantitative research method and statistical analysis curriculum comprising 10 individual lessons was developed, piloted, and evaluated at two universities The evaluation found that BSW students' (N = 81)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Social Work, Curriculum Development
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Natland, Sidsel; Weissinger, Erika; Graaf, Genevieve; Carnochan, Sarah – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The literature on teaching research methods to social work students identifies many challenges, such as dealing with the tensions related to producing research relevant to practice, access to data to teach practice-based research, and limited student interest in learning research methods. This is an exploratory study of the learning experiences of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Graduate Students, Counselor Training, Learning Experience
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Davis, Ashley; Livingstone, Allyson – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Across-racial group of social work doctoral students engaged in an Anti-Racism Project. Through shared journaling and group discussions, participants explored and interrogated experiences of racism related to doctoral education. A thematic analysis of qualitative data surfaced several themes: experiences with racism as a doctoral student, noticing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Racial Bias, Social Work
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Satka, Mirja; Kääriäinen, Aino; Yliruka, Laura – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The emphasis on student cognitive knowledge and expertise in social work education has been shifting more toward reflective learning that features learning networks and dialogical interaction. In the context of innovative knowledge communities for promoting social work expertise, educators have become facilitators of learning that is expanding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Competence, Social Science Research
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Kemp, Susan Patricia; Nurius, Paula S. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Research models that bridge disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological boundaries are increasingly common as funders and the public push for effective responses to pressing social problems. Although social work is inherently an integrative discipline, there is growing recognition of the need to better prepare emerging scholars for sophisticated…
Descriptors: Models, Research Methodology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Work
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Berger, Roni – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
A major task of social work doctoral programs is preparing the next generation of researchers and educators in the profession. To develop competence in generating new knowledge relevant to social work practice and disseminating it to future practitioners, doctoral candidates need to master a broad and complicated set of theoretical, empirical, and…
Descriptors: Social Work, Welfare Services, Doctoral Dissertations, Barriers
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Rothwell, David W.; Lach, Lucyana; Blumenthal, Anne; Akesson, Bree – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
The first social work doctoral program in Canada began in 1952. Relatively recently, the number of programs has grown rapidly, doubling in the past 10 years to 14 programs. Despite the expansion there is no systematic understanding of the patterns and trends in doctoral research. In this study we review 248 publicly available dissertations from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Dissertations, Social Work, Educational Practices
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Bonnycastle, Marleny M.; Bonnycastle, Colin R. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Building active learning strategies into courses can be risky, but the benefits to students often outweigh the concerns, as in the case presented here. The process began as an attempt to employ experiential learning, through the use of photovoice, to enhance the teaching of an undergraduate social work research course. In later courses it…
Descriptors: Social Work, Photography, Experiential Learning, Counselor Training
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Aguirre, Regina T. P.; Duncan, Chad – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2013
Hybrid and online courses and advances in assistive technologies make accommodating students with disabilities ever-changing, requiring innovation. This reality, coupled with students' reluctance to disclose disabilities, points toward a need for replacing accommodations directed at those with disabilities with universal design whereby they…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Online Courses, Assistive Technology, Disabilities
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Buchanan, Rachel L.; Mathews, Deborah A. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2013
The trend toward the use of distance education in teaching social work students has been rapidly growing over the past two decades. A constant issue of concern is related to student outcomes. This paper reports on a longitudinal quasi-experimental study assessing the differential knowledge and attitude toward research between social work students…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction, Distance Education
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