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ERIC Number: EJ1069787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1812-9129
Innovations in Social Work Training: A Pilot Study of Interprofessional Collaboration Using Standardized Clients
Olson, Mark D.; Lewis, Melinda; Rappe, Paula; Hartley, Sandra
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v27 n1 p14-24 2015
A pilot study depicting a collaborative learning experience involving students in the helping professions (i.e., social work and paramedic) is presented, whereby students put discipline-specific practice behaviors into action in a training exercise using standardized clients (SCs). Real world scenarios commonly encountered in emergency response situations were replicated, providing students with opportunities to utilize assessment, intervention and referral skills in a carefully controlled, technologically enhanced learning environment. Simulations were observed and reviewed by faculty and classmates in debriefing sessions following student-SC interactions. Emergent themes, lessons learned and recommendations for further study are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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