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ERIC Number: EJ1074461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Don't Silence "The Dinosaurs": Keeping Caution Alive with Regard to Social Work Distance Education
Sawrikar, Pooja; Lenette, Caroline; McDonald, Donna; Fowler, Jane
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v35 n4 p343-364 2015
Distance education (DE) in social work programs and studies on its comparable effectiveness with face-to-face education continue to increase. Yet not all faculty are convinced of the results, and this study explores why. Three case studies indicate that reservations center on valuing the process of learning and nonverbal communication. Issues regarding duty of care to families to be served by future social workers primarily educated in a virtual classroom also matter significantly. The trend toward DE may be inevitable, but this does not mean that educators should not voice their concerns; their skepticism has merit, and they have a responsibility to be vocal.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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