Using simulation-based education to help social work students prepare for practice

Dodds, Christina, Heslop, Philip and Meredith, Cat (2018) Using simulation-based education to help social work students prepare for practice. Social Work Education, 37 (5). pp. 597-602. ISSN 0261-5479

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Social work combines professional knowledge and practice skills. Current developments in UK social work education appear to prioritise work-place skills acquisition over traditional academic teaching methods, and this refocus may lead to a decline in UK university social work programmes. In this paper, we propose social work education can learn from nurse and health programmes to develop innovative simulation-based education. Modern technologies allow for interactive and immersive learning experiences, which enable students to develop practice skills safely. Through interactive and immersive simulations, facilitated by modern technology, we suggest social work education can bridge the gap between knowledge and skills.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Simulation, social work education, immersive and interactive technology
Subjects: L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2018 14:24
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 17:34

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