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Empowering learners through open (distance) programmes: an evaluation of a practice teaching programme

Horwath, J and Shardlow, SM 2000, 'Empowering learners through open (distance) programmes: an evaluation of a practice teaching programme' , Social Work Education, 19 (2) , pp. 111-123.

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Changes to social work practice in many parts of the world and the introduction of social work in other parts of the world have raised many issues for educators. One particular area of difficulty is setting up flexible systems for social work education which will meet both individual learning needs and provide high quality professional education. To date, social work education has been traditionally delivered through taught courses that limit access to those who enjoy group learning and are physically able to attend the establishments delivering these courses. This results in a significant number of learners being deprived of learning opportunities. This paper explores the notion of open (distance) 1 learning as a model for empowering students who are unable or reluctant to attend taught courses.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Social Work Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0261-5479
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2010 12:33
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:51

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