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Bromfield, Nicole F.; Capous-Desyllas, Moshoula – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
This article explores a classroom project in which we used photovoice as a pedagogical tool to enhance personal and professional self-awareness among female, Muslim, social work students in an intercultural classroom setting located in the Arabian Gulf. We begin with an overview and discussion of arts-based approaches to education and then provide…
Descriptors: Photography, Social Action, Females, Muslims
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Shah, Avani; Wharton, Tracy; Scogin, Forrest – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Professional shortages of geriatrically trained social workers pose a barrier to mental health care for older adults. Integrating graduate social work interns into primary care settings may increase the availability of trained social workers. However, few studies provide guidance on how to develop an interprofessional healthcare placement focused…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Work, Counselor Training, Older Adults
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Teater, Barbra; Roy, Jessica; Carpenter, John; Forrester, Donald; Devaney, John; Scourfield, Jonathan – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Students in the United Kingdom (UK) are found to lack knowledge and skills in quantitative research methods. To address this gap, a quantitative research method and statistical analysis curriculum comprising 10 individual lessons was developed, piloted, and evaluated at two universities The evaluation found that BSW students' (N = 81)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Social Work, Curriculum Development
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Duncan-Daston, Rana; Schneller, Debora – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Evolving developments in psychodynamic theory have strengthened it as an evidence-based approach and have made it concordant with social work's strengths-based, multicultural perspective. An elective focused on teaching fundamental concepts of psychodynamic psychotherapy was developed for graduate social work students based on Kolb's theory of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Graduate Students, Psychotherapy, Cultural Pluralism
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Levinson, Samantha G.; Caldwell, Keith; Petracchi, Helen E.; Wexler, Sandra; Engel, Rafael – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Community assessment is a strategy commonly taught to social work students to identify a community's strengths and challenges. This article describes the value of using video documentary as part of a community assessment assignment. We identify the advantages of using video documentary in the assessment process and the reporting of findings. We…
Descriptors: Assignments, Documentaries, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials
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Sayre, Molly Malany – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
New findings about the brain are explicating how we make moral and ethical decisions. The neuroscience of morality is relevant to ethical decision making in social work because of a shared biopsychosocial perspective and the field's explanatory power to understand possible origins of universally accepted morals and personal attitudes at play in…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Neurosciences, Social Work, Professional Education
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Thomas, Rebecca L.; Chiarelli-Helminiak, Christina M.; Barrette, Kyle; Ferraj, Brunilda – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Engaging social work students in research is challenging, in part, because of the way research is taught in the classroom and the need for learners to effectively develop connections between the "abstract world" of research concepts with the "real world" of professional experiences. This article describes the experiences of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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Saulnier, Christine Flynn – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
For this study of social work degree programs, data were drawn from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) website, the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GASE) website, and the websites of 841 U.S. social work programs, including the 763 programs accredited (or in candidacy for accreditation) by CSWE when these data were…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, College Programs, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Natland, Sidsel; Weissinger, Erika; Graaf, Genevieve; Carnochan, Sarah – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The literature on teaching research methods to social work students identifies many challenges, such as dealing with the tensions related to producing research relevant to practice, access to data to teach practice-based research, and limited student interest in learning research methods. This is an exploratory study of the learning experiences of…
Descriptors: Social Work, Graduate Students, Counselor Training, Learning Experience
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Austin, Michael J.; Isokuortti, Nanne – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The integration of research and practice in social work education and agency practice is both complex and challenging. The analysis presented here builds upon the classic social work generalist framework (engagement, assessment, service planning and implementation, service evaluation, and termination) by developing a three-part framework to…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Vignettes, Theory Practice Relationship
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Julkunen, Ilse; Uggerhoj, Lars – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The complexity of carrying out practice research in social service organizations is often matched by the complexity of teaching future social work practitioners to use and engage in practice research. To appreciate the scope of the teaching challenge, it is important to reflect on the evolving definition of practice research and issues involved in…
Descriptors: Social Services, Public Agencies, Social Work, Counselor Training
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Lam, Ching Man; Yan, Miu Chung; Liang, Yan – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
In-service training as a form of continuing professional education (CPE) is important for social work professionals to maintain their skills and enhance their knowledge for publicly accountable practice. These goals are concerns in Mainland China, which has experienced rapid development in social work since economic reforms started in the early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Professional Continuing Education, Experimental Programs
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Pollack, Shoshana – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
This article reports on a study of student experiences of a Walls to Bridges (W2B) class taught by Faculty of Social Work instructors in a Canadian women's prison. The Walls to Bridges (W2B) program is based on the U. S. Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program and brings students from the university together with students from the prison to study for a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Institutions, Females, Experiential Learning
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Kurzman, Paul A. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Continuing education is arising as an area of rapid growth and increased attention in the social work profession. Conceptually, the impetus and focus are on the promotion of the principles of lifelong learning and professional replenishment; but pragmatically, the driving force has been the virtually universal requirement of continuing education…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Continuing Education, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
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Pandya, Samta P. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) have an important presence in contemporary civil society and have gained further prominence through their repertoire of social welfare and services. This study engaged social work educators (n = 316) across nine countries to examine their perceptions of including discourses on faith and FBOs in the social work…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Religious Cultural Groups, Churches
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