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ERIC Number: EJ883837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Integration of Personal/Professional Self (IPPS) through Reflective/Experiential Learning
Taylor, Patricia G.; Cheung, Monit
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v30 n2 p159-174 2010
This mixed-method in vivo exploratory study examines the learning strategies that prepare students for social work practice and shows that these strategies can make a measurable difference. Though many authors have called for self-awareness to promote cultural sensitivity, the concept of the integrated personal/professional self has not previously been defined, operationalized, or formally validated with any instrument. From 1999 to 2004, a total of 24 Title IV-E stipend students explored personal life issues through an individualized "SELF" course. Thematic analyses and t-tests of alumni data showed significant improvement in cognitive and ethical development, burnout reduction, and competency enhancement by participation in SELF. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas