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Article: Impact of problem-based learning on social work students: Growth and limits

TitleImpact of problem-based learning on social work students: Growth and limits
Authors
KeywordsGroup learning
Problem-based learning
Self-directed learning
Social work training
Teamwork
Issue Date2009
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
British Journal Of Social Work, 2009, v. 39 n. 8, p. 1499-1517 How to Cite?
AbstractSocial workers are expected to constantly improve their knowledge and experience and respond quickly to new challenges. Educators appreciate the significance of learning how to learn to prepare students for real-life demands at work. For these reasons, problem-based learning (PBL) has been used experimentally in the training of different disciplines including social work. In recent years, the University of Hong Kong implemented PBL to cultivate social work students' self-directed learning and group learning/collaboration abilities. A PBL Questionnaire was devised to assess the growth of students in these areas. Students were invited to fill in the PBLQ at the beginning and at the end of the PBL programme. Two focus groups of graduates and agency supervisors were also conducted to see how PBL training might affect work performance. The PBLQ scores reflected a varied personal growth profile across the different student cohorts. The training stimulated their growth in employing multiple sources of learning, directing their own learning goals and activities, and teamwork collaboration. But growth in group learning abilities was not found. While there was positive feedback from the graduates and supervisors, generalization of the findings requires more rigorous exploration.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82316
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.027
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.771
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dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal Of Social Work, 2009, v. 39 n. 8, p. 1499-1517en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0045-3102en_HK
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dc.description.abstractSocial workers are expected to constantly improve their knowledge and experience and respond quickly to new challenges. Educators appreciate the significance of learning how to learn to prepare students for real-life demands at work. For these reasons, problem-based learning (PBL) has been used experimentally in the training of different disciplines including social work. In recent years, the University of Hong Kong implemented PBL to cultivate social work students' self-directed learning and group learning/collaboration abilities. A PBL Questionnaire was devised to assess the growth of students in these areas. Students were invited to fill in the PBLQ at the beginning and at the end of the PBL programme. Two focus groups of graduates and agency supervisors were also conducted to see how PBL training might affect work performance. The PBLQ scores reflected a varied personal growth profile across the different student cohorts. The training stimulated their growth in employing multiple sources of learning, directing their own learning goals and activities, and teamwork collaboration. But growth in group learning abilities was not found. While there was positive feedback from the graduates and supervisors, generalization of the findings requires more rigorous exploration.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Social Worken_HK
dc.rightsThe British Journal of Social Work. Copyright © Oxford University Press.en_HK
dc.subjectGroup learningen_HK
dc.subjectProblem-based learningen_HK
dc.subjectSelf-directed learningen_HK
dc.subjectSocial work trainingen_HK
dc.subjectTeamworken_HK
dc.titleImpact of problem-based learning on social work students: Growth and limitsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjsw/bcn073en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume39en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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