Introduction to social work: teaching in two arenas at once

Jacqueline Mondros, Jeremy Glazer, Timothy Kelly

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    Despite the absence of a CSWE mandate, most BSW programs have chosen to offer and require an introduction to social work course. A decade ago Popple (1991) described a lack of uniformity in these introductory courses that continues today. The introductory course serves a variety of functions, has a variety of goals, and must attend to a variety of audiences early in students'college programs. The purpose of this article is to define the teaching/learning agenda for the introductory course; suggest core content and identify the teaching/learning techniques that can be used to achieve desired results; and finally to describe the outcomes of a course using this approach.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-94
    JournalJournal of Baccalaureate Social Work
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


    • Introductory Course
    • Pedagogy
    • Social work education


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