Teaching social work online: dilemmas and debates

Maidment, Jane 2005, Teaching social work online: dilemmas and debates, Social work education, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 185-195.

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Title Teaching social work online: dilemmas and debates
Author(s) Maidment, Jane
Journal name Social work education
Volume number 24
Issue number 2
Start page 185
End page 195
Publisher Joint University Council, Social Work Education Committee, Royal Institute of Public Administration
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2005-03
ISSN 0261-5479
Keyword(s) Constructivist
Summary The stampede towards delivering tertiary education online has been well documented in the academic literature and newspaper media. A great deal of this writing has been characterised by an acute division between those who support and those who deplore this paradigm shift in the way education is offered to students. Not withstanding a few notable exceptions, social work as a discipline has yet to fully engage in this debate, watching, as emerging technologies radically change the way education and social services are delivered. This article provides an overview of the literature related to online learning in social work. In particular the global context influencing the delivery of education is investigated; the major themes emerging from the literature are highlighted; the opportunities and obstacles for teaching and learning social work online are examined, and finally questions relating to the cultural implications for delivering social work education online are identified using a constructivist framework.
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, The Board of Social Work Education
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