Call for Innovative Teaching Modules in Policy Practice

Have you used an exercise, assignment or learning project that you found to be particularly effective, incisive, creative or inspiring that demonstrated a key policy or political practice idea that you’d like to share?

The Coalition for Policy Education and Practice in Social Work Curriculum Work Group is seeking innovative teaching modules and ideas related to policy practice with a focus on, but not limited to, poverty, injustice, and inequality, for its collection of policy education resources for social work. The teaching ideas will help advance policy engagement among social work faculty and students across the nation. Modules selected through a peer review process will be posted and disseminated on the Policy Coalition’s new web page and credited to the author(s).

The teaching module may be a self-contained unit or a learning activity or tool that exemplifies or highlights a particular concept, policy implication or related content, and may include assignments, exercises, YouTube videos, podcasts, etc. It may be curricular or extra-curricular. Clarity and ease of implementation are important. Modules/ideas for use in non-policy courses are especially encouraged.

Please include the following information about the teaching module or learning activity, as applicable:

  • Descriptive title, overview, and duration
  •  Learning objectives
  • Target social work course or courses
  • A detailed description of the activity or exercise, including debriefing points
  • Companion student assignments (e.g., cases, readings, videos, visit to the capitol)
  • Source, if known (if not self-created)
  • Bibliographic resources (optional)
  • Student assessment method (e.g., quiz)

Deadline: July 30, 2016

Please email your teaching module in Word format along with the author’s name, affiliation, and contact information to Dr. Yolanda C. Padilla, Policy Coalition Curriculum Work Group, at