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ERIC Number: EJ1026168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Professional Co-Development Groups: Addressing the Teacher Training Needs of Social Work Teachers
Roy, Valérie; Genest Dufault, Sacha; Châteauvert, Joanie
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v34 n1 p29-45 2014
This article reports on a professional development initiative organized by two junior university social work teachers. Along with three experienced colleagues, the two teachers experimented with a professional co-development group. The purpose of this group modality, which has much in common with peer supervision, is to reflect on professional teaching practice with a view to improving it. The co-development group approach is outlined here, and then two case examples are presented. The benefits and pitfalls of the group initiative for the teachers are examined, and the degree to which the approach meets the continuing professional development and support needs of university social work teachers is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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