Department/School

Social Work

Date of this version

1997

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Based upon the emergence of alternative paradigms both inside and outside of social work education, four paradigms representing the most traditional to the most radical are presented. Each paradigm is discussed in terms of its ontological and epistemological assumptions as well as other pedagogical issues including role of the teacher, methods of evaluation and course structure. Educators are urged to use these paradigms to better understand legitimate differences between faculty, to become more conscious and deliberate in their choice of methods, to identify areas of incongruence, and to push themselves and the profession towards philosophies and methods most congruent with social work values an ethics.

Published in

Journal of Teaching in Social Work, Vol 15 (1/2) 1997

Citation/Other Information

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J067v15n01_04

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