ERIC Number: EJ1136719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Innovative Experiential Learning Activities in Aging: The Experiences of Four BEL Projects
Hash, Kristina M.; Poole, Jay; Floyd, Melissa; Moore, Crystal Dea; Rogers, Anissa T.; Tower, Leslie E.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v37 n2 p156-170 2017
The BSW Experiential Learning (BEL) Program aims to infuse intergenerational content into the curriculum and recruit students to the field of social work by implementing face-to-face learning opportunities with older adults. This article discusses and compares the experiences of 4 diverse BEL projects that implemented gero-experiential learning activities into 1 or more of the BSW curriculum areas: introduction/social work practice, social welfare policy, human behavior in the social environment, social work research, and field practicum. "Three keys to success" are offered as ways in which gero-experiential activities may be successfully implemented by other programs.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Experiential Learning, Social Work, Counselor Training, Learning Activities, Welfare Services, Public Policy, Aging (Individuals), Educational Gerontology, Course Content, Comparative Analysis, Social Environment, Counseling Services, Curriculum, Older Adults, Case Studies, Small Colleges, Liberal Arts, Pretests Posttests, State Universities, Practicums, Geriatrics, Research Methodology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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