Evaluating the outcomes of social work education

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This chapter presents a framework for identifying different levels of outcomes for social work education from learner experiences, attitudes, skills and knowledge, through behavioural change, to impacts on organisations and service users. It presents examples of different approaches to the measurement of outcomes and to the use of research designs in social work education and interprofessional education involving social workers and social work students. These examples are drawn from a review of the English language literature (1997-2014). The advantages and disadvantages of different research designs are discussed. Some practicalities concerning the development of an outcomes-based culture in university based education are considered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge International Handbook of Social Work Education
EditorsImogen Taylor, Marilyn Bogo, Michelle Lefevre, Barbra Teater
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781315712536
ISBN (Print)9781138890237
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2016

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