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ERIC Number: EJ905370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Research Literature Review on Social Work Education Instructional Methods: 1998-2008
Dennison, Susan T.; Gruber, Kenneth J.; Vrbsky, Lucas
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v30 n4 p399-419 2010
This article presents a review of research studies examining instructional methods reported in the social work education literature published between 1998 and 2008. From a sample of 91 studies, 31 were identified as having used either a single group pre/post test design or a comparison of two or more groups and inclusion of a learning outcome measure. Most of the studies were deficient in either the employment of comparison groups, pre/post designs, utilization of multiple learning outcome measures, or a clear delineation of the connection between teaching methods and learning outcomes. Very few studies were based on previous work. A challenge is made to the field to conduct better designed studies and several suggestions for doing so are offered. (Contains 2 footnotes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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