Journal Article

Integrative Seminar in a Geriatric Consortium

Marcia Spira and Karen Teigiser

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 40, issue 3, pages 895-910
Published in print April 2010 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online February 2009 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcp005
Integrative Seminar in a Geriatric Consortium

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Integration of knowledge and skills is a process essential for the education of social work students. This paper describes an integrative seminar designed for students who participate in a consortium, sponsored by the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education (HPPAE). The seminar enables students to deepen the relationship between classroom and fieldwork learning. Beyond that, this integration process teaches students leadership skills as they contribute social work values and knowledge to inter-disciplinary teams in their field settings and collaborate with others as they develop professionally.

Keywords: Integration; geriatric education; ageing; social work

Journal Article.  6340 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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