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Carter, Irene; Damianakis, Thecla; Munro, Sharon; Skinner, Hannah; Matin, Sumaiya; Nash Andrews, Tanya – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Agency group work has increased, but opportunities for social work group practice in educational settings have not kept pace. One option in response is technology-based learning, and students appear to have positive perceptions of online group project work. Online courses appear to have outcomes comparable to those that occur with in-person groups…
Descriptors: Social Work, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
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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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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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Turner, George W.; Vernacchio, Al; Satterly, Brent – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Social work education could benefit from an explicit educational framework that combines social justice and sexuality: sexual justice. However, there is a paucity of literature in social work discussing this critical issue. This article helps equip social workers to challenge social injustice through a lens of sexuality and builds a conceptual…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Social Work, Peace, Civil Rights
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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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O'Brien, Kyle H.; Acri, Mary C.; Campanelli, Peter C.; Cerniglia, Joseph A.; McKay, Mary M. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
The Affordable Care Act aims to increase affordable coverage, reduce overall costs, and improve health outcomes. To achieve these aims, new knowledge and skills must be built within the existing workforce. The purpose of this article is to examine the behavioral and organizational changes brought about by an educational program that aimed to…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Health, Access to Health Care, Prevention
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Pantas, Susanna; Miller, Sean A.; Kulkarni, Shanti J. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Social work students created a community activism project to raise awareness about trauma prevalence and impact. Trauma theory describes silencing as the mechanism that hinders individual and community healing. Therefore, students sought to create an interactive opportunity to heighten trauma visibility on campus. They created a physical mailbox…
Descriptors: Activism, Social Work, Counselor Training, Trauma
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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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Davis, Ashley; Wladkowski, Stephanie P.; Mirick, Rebecca G. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
A dissertation demonstrates a doctoral candidate's knowledge of a content area, mastery of research methodology, and readiness for future scholarship. Doctoral candidates, social work programs, and the profession as a whole are invested in ensuring that candidates successfully complete dissertations and enter academic, research, and leadership…
Descriptors: Social Work, Graduate Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Counselor Training
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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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Critelli, Filomena; Lewis, Laura; Méndez-López, Adalberto – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
This article examines an innovative model of online international education regarding disability through a human rights perspective piloted through a collaboration between Universidad LaSalle, Mexico, and University at Buffalo, United States. The course is organized around a pressing global human rights and development issue. Its objective is to…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Teaching Methods, Case Studies
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Tecle, Aster S.; Thi Ha, An; Hunter, Rosemarie – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
With the increase in the number of displaced peoples, the demand for skilled social workers from diverse backgrounds to serve them is critical. This article explores a continuing education program that prepares precollege individuals from newly arriving communities who will work as entry-level workers serving these immigrant and refugee…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Social Work, Continuing Education
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Altman, Julie Cooper; Schaffner Goldberg, Gertrude; Quiros, Laura – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
The benefits of literature are countless. Social workers, however, are usually not inclined to count the teaching and practice of social work among its beneficiaries. We believe that literature is one of the ways to enrich vital components of social work knowledge, attitudes, and skills. In this article, we begin by calling attention to a…
Descriptors: Social Work, Literature, Didacticism, Empathy
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Popescu, Marciana; Strand, Virginia; Way, Ineke; Williams-Hecksel, Cheryl; Abramovitz, Robert – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Social workers encounter trauma in a majority of the populations they serve. It is therefore essential to train social work students to understand the impact of trauma, to assess trauma history and symptoms, and to effectively intervene with children and families. This article presents 3 qualitative research narratives that provide an in-depth…
Descriptors: Trauma, Social Work, Capacity Building, Caseworkers
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