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Lifelong Learning in Social Work Education: A Review of the Literature and Implications for the Future
Journal of Teaching in Social Work
  • Laura Burney Nissen, Portland State University
  • Kimberly D Pendell, Portland State University
  • Pauline Jivanjee, Portland State University
  • Charlotte Goodluck, Portland State University
Document Type
Citation
Publication Date
8-1-2014
Subjects
  • Continuing education,
  • Social work education,
  • Teaching -- Research
Abstract
Social workers practice in rapidly changing and complex environments where they encounter challenges that include increasing evidence-based practice requirements, a shifting information landscape, and diminishing workplace resources. To address these challenges, social workers need to engage in lifelong learning. The purpose of this article is to explore conceptual elements and assumptions underlying lifelong learning; propose social work specific approaches to lifelong learning; present a conceptual model to orient social work educators to the possibilities inherent in lifelong learning for practice, with inclusion of suggested practice behavior; and offer a research agenda for practice.
DOI
10.1080/08841233.2014.936577
Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21721
Citation Information
Laura Nissen, Kimberly Pendell, Pauline Jivanjee & Charlotte Goodluck (2014) Lifelong Learning in Social Work Education: A Review of the Literature and Implications for the Future, Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 34:4, 384-400, DOI: 10.1080/08841233.2014.936577