ERIC Number: EJ1011561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Does Social Work Have a Signature Pedagogy?
Earls Larrison, Tara; Korr, Wynne S.
Journal of Social Work Education, v49 n2 p194-206 2013
This article contributes to discourse on signature pedagogy by reconceptualizing how our pedagogies are understood and defined for social work education. We critique the view that field education is social work's signature pedagogy and consider what pedagogies are distinct about the teaching and learning of social work. Using Shulman's work on professional education, we offer a conceptualization that rests on the belief about the necessary outcome of our pedagogy--it must enable students to think and perform like social workers through the development of the professional self. We present a framework that focuses on three integrating features: thinking and performing like a social worker, development of the professional self, and characteristic forms of teaching and learning.
Descriptors: Social Work, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Learning Strategies, Professional Identity, Professional Education, Practicums, Critical Thinking, Professional Development, Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Practices, Academic Standards, Educational Objectives, Instructional Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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