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Recipients: SAGE/CSWE 2014 Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education

The annual SAGE/CSWE Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education is presented by SAGE, working in collaboration with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). This award was established in February 2012 to honor and recognize innovative teaching in social work education. The award's purpose is to

  • promote innovative teaching in social work by highlighting it as it emerges, and
  • recognize the individuals who have played significant roles in bringing it about.

More information about the award is located at Application: SAGE/CSWE 2014 Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education. The three themes identified for the 2014 awards follow.

  1. Educating social work students for behavioral health and/or the changing environment of health care
  2. Education for practice with vulnerable and marginalized populations
  3. Teaching students to be effective research consumers and researchers

The two 2014 recipients, Leslie D. Hollingsworth (University of Michigan) and Christine McKenna Lok (Regis College), will be recognized on Friday, October 24 from 9:30 am–9:45 am (Tampa Convention Center, Ballrooms A–B) prior to the 2014 APM Special Plenary. Learn more about the 2014 recipients and their innovations at the workshops each of them will present at the 2014 APM on Saturday, October 25. Details about each workshop follow.

lholling.jpgLeslie D. Hollingsworth, University of Michigan

Workshop Title: Incorporating Afrocentric Perspectives in Teaching Social Work Practice With African-Descended Persons
Workshop Type: Skills Workshop

Overview: Evidence exists that current methods of social work education are not sufficient to prepare students for effective practice with African American families. This presentation will use a case-study method to frame the problem, provide support for Afrocentric curricular content and methods, and demonstrate their application and integration.

  • Final Program Number 267
  • Saturday, October 25, 2014: 8:00 am–9:00 am, Tampa Convention Center, Room 13
  • Track: African Americans and the African Diaspora
  • Award Theme Category: Education for Practice With Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations

mckennalokphoto.jpegChristine McKenna Lok, Regis College

Workshop Title: Capturing Student Thought Processes: Screencasts in a Research Methods Course
Workshop Type: Curriculum or Administrative Workshop

Overview: This workshop explores a new approach to assessing students’ skills at finding and evaluating relevant research studies. Screencasts allow faculty members to listen in as students narrate their choices while using electronic journal databases. Professors can offer individualized feedback to improve students’ approaches to the search process, making research more efficient and rewarding.

  • Final Program Number 467
  • Saturday, October 25, 2014: 3:30 pm–4:30 pm, Marriott Tampa Bay Waterside Hotel, Grand Ballroom Salon B
  • Track: Teaching Methods and Learning Styles
  • Award Theme Category: Teaching Students to be Effective Research Consumers and Researchers