Thinking 'Outside the Box': A New Approach to Integration of Learning for Practice

Gary Clapton, Viviene Cree, M. Allan, R. Edwards, R. Forbes, M. Irwin, C. MacGregor, W. Paterson, I. Brodie, R. Perry

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Abstract

The integration of learning is a central goal for all professions. The question of how to bridge the gap between theory and practice, and between the classroom and the field, is one which has preoccupied social work education since its very beginnings in universities in the United Kingdom and the United States in the early twentieth century. Between 2003 and 2005, the Scottish Institute for Excellence in Social Work Education funded a project which piloted a new approach to the integration of learning for practice. This paper reports on the findings of that project, and suggests ways of taking its findings forward in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-340
Number of pages7
JournalSocial Work Education
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Social Work Education
  • Integration of Learning
  • Theory and Practice

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