ERIC Number: EJ1041855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Change and Deeper Change: Transforming Social Work Education
Witkin, Stanley L.
Journal of Social Work Education, v50 n4 p587-598 2014
In recent years, the concept of transformation has become more prevalent in the social work literature; however, its use is quite varied. In this article, I attempt to disentangle some of these uses. I then propose a conceptualization of transformation and discuss its relevance for social work education. In this conceptualization, transformation is considered an orientation to learning and knowing rather than about particular content or an end state. I conclude with some ideas about how this conceptualization might be integrated into social work education.
Descriptors: Social Work, Educational Change, Relevance (Education), Fundamental Concepts, Integrated Curriculum, Educational Practices, Ethics, Social Structure, Transformative Learning, Neoliberalism, Creativity, Imagination, Questioning Techniques, Inquiry, Higher Education, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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