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ERIC Number: EJ1159434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Teaching Note--Creating an Integrative Research Learning Environment for BSW and MSW Students
Inoue, Megumi; Tsai, Laura Cordisco; Lee, JoAnn S.; Ihara, Emily S.; Tompkins, Catherine J.; Aguimatang, Jose; Fountain, Kathleen; Hudson, Sonya
Journal of Social Work Education, v53 n4 p759-764 2017
Research courses are often the least popular among BSW and MSW students because the connection between social work practice and research is not always evident. This teaching note introduces the structure of the Social Work integrative Research Lab (SWiRL), which was implemented in a social work program without a doctoral program at a large public university. SWiRL offers students opportunities to engage meaningfully in a variety of social work research projects using a framework of nested mentoring. Students gain hands-on research experience while they develop confidence, leadership, and mentoring skills within this structure. The authors discuss recommendations for other social work programs that do not have doctoral education or an established research environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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