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ERIC Number: EJ1195913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Teaching Note--Mapping the Science of Social Work Debate: An Exercise in Doctoral Student Education
Sears, Jeanelle S.; Verbist, Alton Nathan; Wilfong, Jordan; Thomas, Tammi A.; Mount, Shannon; Sabree, Ramzi; van Zyl, Michiel Adriaan
Journal of Social Work Education, v54 n3 p598-606 2018
A wide range of opinions exist regarding the science of social work, yielding a challenging discourse to navigate in its entirety. Yet understanding the diverse perspectives and contributions is critical for doctoral students of social work. This teaching note describes the use of concept mapping as a pedagogical method employed by a class of doctoral students and their instructor to articulate the various points of view expressed in the recent literature. We begin with a brief overview of concept mapping, followed by a description of our four-stage methodology. This teaching note offers a brief conclusion that remarks on the value of the exercise and its potential in social work education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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