Title

Lifelong Learning in Social Work Education: A Review of the Literature and Implications for the Future

Published In

Journal of Teaching in Social Work

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

8-2014

Subjects

Continuing education, Social work education, Teaching -- Research

Abstract

Social workers practice in rapidly changing and complex environments where they encounter challenges that include increasing evidence-based practice requirements, a shifting information landscape, and diminishing workplace resources. To address these challenges, social workers need to engage in lifelong learning. The purpose of this article is to explore conceptual elements and assumptions underlying lifelong learning; propose social work specific approaches to lifelong learning; present a conceptual model to orient social work educators to the possibilities inherent in lifelong learning for practice, with inclusion of suggested practice behavior; and offer a research agenda for practice.

DOI

10.1080/08841233.2014.936577

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21721