ERIC Number: EJ1012040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Teaching Note--Integrating a Social Justice Assignment Into a Research Methods Course
Mapp, Susan C.
Journal of Social Work Education, v49 n1 p180-186 2013
Although social justice is a core value of social work, it can be more difficult to integrate into a research methods class. This article describes an assignment developed for a BSW one-semester research class that served the dual purpose of educating students about social justice as well as qualitative research. Students were instructed to identify a social norm and then breach it for 1 hour. They then wrote about their experience and their insights in a paper using thick description, analyzing themes and reflecting on insights into social justice.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Methods Courses, Research Methodology, Assignments, Integrated Curriculum, Social Work, Qualitative Research, Course Descriptions, Social Behavior, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Experiential Learning, College Students, Clothing, Interpersonal Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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