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Washington, Karla; Bowland, Sharon; Mueggenburg, Kay; Pederson, Margaret; Otten, Sheila; Renn, Tanya – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
Professional leaders have identified clear roles for social workers involved in advance care planning (ACP), a facilitated process whereby individuals identify their preferences for future medical care; yet information about effective teaching practices in this area is scant. This study reports on the experiences of 14 social workers who…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Skill Development, Planning
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Garran, Ann Marie; Kang, Hye-Kyung; Fraser, Edith – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
The primary purpose of faculty development is to create and sustain a culture of teaching excellence. For social work faculty, an important part of teaching excellence involves incorporating core social work values such as social justice and diversity across the curriculum and developing pedagogical skills and strategies to teach these issues…
Descriptors: Social Work, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Social Justice
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Schelbe, Lisa; Petracchi, Helen E.; Weaver, Addie – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
Service-learning is a pedagogical approach that integrates students' classroom instruction with community experience. This article discusses qualitative results from a national survey examining service-learning in Council on Social Work Education--accredited baccalaureate programs. Almost 80% of the 202 program respondents required…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Counselor Training, Social Work, Service Learning
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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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Cronley, Courtney; Madden, Elissa; Davis, Jaya; Preble, Kathleen – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
The current study (N = 209) explored service-learning utilization in social work education by examining the influence of personal and institutional characteristics, perceived barriers, and beliefs about service-learning outcomes. Results of an online survey of social work educators showed that neither personal nor institutional characteristics…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Social Work, Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys
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Okech, David; Barner, John R. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
This article presents motivating factors for taking an international social work course for a sample of graduate students in the United States. Literature on international education, including courses and international field placements, provides a framework for the study. Qualitative themes showed that students were motivated primarily as a result…
Descriptors: Social Work, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Global Approach
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Gibson, Priscilla Ann – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
Social work students, regardless of their multiple social identities in oppressed and oppressor groups, are called upon to take action against social injustice. This conceptual article introduces the Ally Model of social justice and its alignment with social work values and goals and recommends it to social work educators as a pedagogical tool to…
Descriptors: Social Work, Social Justice, College Faculty, Models
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Grise-Owens, Erlene; Miller, J. Jay; Owens, Larry W. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
In response to increasing global changes, this article proposes that social work education add meta-practice to traditional micro-, mezzo-, and macro-practice curriculum areas. Drawing on pertinent literature, the authors conceptualize meta-practice as a necessary paradigm shift for competent and relevant social work practice. Further, the authors…
Descriptors: Social Work, Global Approach, Sustainability, College Curriculum
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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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Owens, Larry W.; Miller, J. Jay; Grise-Owens, Erlene – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
This article describes how to develop a comprehensive teaching philosophy from articulation through implementation to evaluation. Using literature and teaching-learning experiences, we discuss pragmatic steps for using a teaching philosophy to inform, engage, and evaluate teaching-learning. We promote an integrated teaching philosophy to ensure…
Descriptors: Social Work, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education, College Instruction
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Ikebuchi, Johnathan; Rasmussen, Brian Michael – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
The role of emotions, although central to social work practice, has been relatively neglected in the process of teaching and learning social work. This article explores how social work educators can incorporate an understanding of the role of emotions in both the teaching and practice of social work. Attention is drawn toward evolutionary and…
Descriptors: Role, Emotional Response, Social Work, Counselor Training
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Milner, Marleen; Wolfer, Terry – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
This article discusses the vital importance of developing critical thinking skills in social work students and explores the use of case-based instruction as a means of fostering those skills. The challenges inherent in the teaching and assessment of critical thinking are addressed. The history and theoretical underpinnings for the use of decision…
Descriptors: Social Work, Critical Thinking, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Problem Solving
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Simmons, Chris – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
This study examined the extent to which age, education, and practice experience among social work graduate students (N = 184) predicted cognitive complexity, an essential aspect of critical thinking. In the regression analysis, education accounted for more of the variance associated with cognitive complexity than age and practice experience. When…
Descriptors: Social Work, Graduate Students, Prediction, Age
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Pugh, Greg L. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2014
Teaching for diversity and social justice is the teaching of complex abstract ideas about privilege and oppression, such as the social construction of social groups and identity. An effective way to teach this material is with experiential learning, but this approach requires much more than exercises and activities. Courses must be consciously…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Social Justice, Critical Thinking
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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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