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Achieving HBSE Competencies Through Service-Learning
Advances in Social Work
  • Sarah E. Twill, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Kathy Elpers
  • Kathy Lay
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Service-learning pedagogy allows social work educators to create meaningful learning opportunities for students and better prepare them for practicum, while at the same time, meeting a community need. This paper outlines the relevance of incorporating service-learning into the social work curriculum, specifically the human behavior and the social environment (HBSE) area. Using Bloom’s taxonomy as a guide, the authors propose how the CSWE competencies and practice behaviors specific to HBSE may be assessed using service-learning pedagogy. An example is reviewed to illustrate how service-learning can assist faculty and students achieve the HBSE competencies and practice behaviors. Finally, implications for service-learning as a pedagogical strategy for social work education are discussed.

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Sarah E. Twill, Kathy Elpers and Kathy Lay. "Achieving HBSE Competencies Through Service-Learning" Advances in Social Work Vol. 12 Iss. 1 (2011) p. 49 - 62 ISSN: 1527-8565
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