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ERIC Number: EJ895032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Using Simulated Sessions to Enhance Clinical Social Work Education
Mooradian, John K.
Journal of Social Work Education, v44 n3 p21-35 Fall 2008
This article evaluates a learning method that used theatre students as family clients in an advanced social work practice course. Data from 47 advanced graduate students showed that observing peers conduct simulated sessions can be an effective and valued learning experience. Quantitative findings indicated that simulations are perceived to be better learning experiences than peer role-plays, and that students associate observation of a peer with improvement in their own skills. Qualitative responses described useful components of the simulation method in relation to specific domains of professional learning and provided highly favorable assessments of the simulation method. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A