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Designing, implementing and evaluating a social work practice skills course: a case example

Gillingham, Philip 2008, Designing, implementing and evaluating a social work practice skills course: a case example, Social work education, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 474-488.

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Title Designing, implementing and evaluating a social work practice skills course: a case example
Author(s) Gillingham, Philip
Journal name Social work education
Volume number 27
Issue number 5
Start page 474
End page 488
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publication date 2008-08
ISSN 0261-5479
1470-1227
Keyword(s) Practice skills
Student learning
Summary Practice skills, such as communication and interviewing skills, are an integral part of every undergraduate course that aims to provide professional qualification for social workers. While there is substantial literature about the skills required to be a proficient social work practitioner, there is a dearth of literature about how to teach such skills and particularly how students experience such a course. By critically reflecting on the design, implementation and evaluation of a social work practice skills course, this article is offered as a contribution toward filling an identified gap in social work education literature. The course evaluation particularly highlights the importance of face to face interaction between students and teachers to the process of learning.
Language eng
Field of Research 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017408

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