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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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Law, Kristi L.; Rowe, Jeannine M. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
Self-awareness is important in social work education because it promotes knowledge, skill, and value development. However, little is written about the ways in which educators facilitate this process. A project was undertaken to design a new self-awareness assignment (SAA) and examine its value. The SAA's development, which relies on role-plays, is…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Undergraduate Students, Class Activities, Reflection
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Chen, Qiang; Russell, Regina M. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
This qualitative study was undertaken to explore what undergraduate students reflect on during their learning to practice social work in the field. Reflection is essential in the social work field practicum where students learn the practice of social work by doing. Seventeen BSW students' final field practicum learning papers are analyzed. Four…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Undergraduate Students, Social Work, Student Attitudes
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Malczyk, Benjamin R. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
The HyFlex blended learning model is a student-driven approach that allows students to determine what blended learning they prefer to meet their unique needs. In a HyFlex course, students are presented with a choice with each class session -- whether to attend face-to-face or participate online. This article introduces social work educators to the…
Descriptors: Social Work, Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Synchronous Communication
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Joiner, Janet M.; Patterson, Debra – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
This paper presents pilot study results with 59 students enrolled in online Bachelor of Social Work courses that used VoiceThread (VT), an asynchronous communication platform. This study explored benefits and limitations associated with using VT to complete assignments, learn course content, and engage classmates. Students completed an online…
Descriptors: Social Work, Asynchronous Communication, Undergraduate Students, Computer Mediated Communication
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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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Watkins, Karen; Forge, Nicholas; Lewinson, Terri; Garner, Brittany; Carter, Larance D.; Greenwald, Lindsay – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Social work educators are challenged to adopt innovative instructional methods and pedagogies to prepare students to meet the contemporary needs of diverse client populations. A team-based learning (TBL) approach is a pedagogical strategy that utilizes cooperative and collaborative learning principles to inspire academic, professional, and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Social Work, Cooperative Learning
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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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Chu, Yee Han; Quinn, Andrew – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Advocacy is a complex set of applications that applies knowledge of human behavior in the social environment to promote the rights of others. The purpose of this study was to explore the usefulness of student-created public service announcements (PSAs) to help BSW students learn cause-based advocacy. Our results suggest that assigning a PSA…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Social Work, Professional Education, Undergraduate Students
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Nedegaard, Randall C.; Barkdull, Carenlee; Weber, Bret A.; Jayasundara, Dheeshana S. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
American Indians and Alaska Natives are underrepresented as social work students, social work educators, and within the profession in general. In addition, many historical and socioeconomic factors have contributed to disproportionality in higher education attainment between these students and those within other ethnic groups. Compounding the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Reservation American Indians
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Carter, Kimberly; Swanke, Jayme; Stonich, Jessica; Taylor, Stephanie; Witzke, Morgan; Binetsch, Michael – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
The use of simulated instruction is a growing trend in social work education. This study examined the effectiveness of simulated instruction with undergraduate social work students. In this mixed methods study, the extent to which simulated instruction improved self-efficacy and practice readiness was assessed. Results of the study suggest that…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Readiness, Undergraduate Students, Social Work
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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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Granruth, Laura Brierton; Pashkova-Balkenhol, Tatiana – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Improving the information literacy and writing skills of undergraduate social work students continues to be an issue for social work educators. In spite of the persistent concern, only a few studies examine the factors influencing these skills and interventions to strengthen them. This article details a faculty-librarian collaborative teaching…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Writing Skills, Undergraduate Students, Social Work
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Knight, Carolyn – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
The study reported on in this article assessed MSW and BSW students' opportunities to practice group work in their field practicum. More than one third of participants had no such opportunity during their yearlong internship, despite their program's requirement that group work opportunities be available. Among the students who did have experience…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Practicums, Counselor Client Relationship
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