Conceptualizing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Social Work Education

Erlene Grise-Owens, Larry W. Owens, J. Jay Miller

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The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) has become a significant social movement. The newest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education explicitly identify SoTL as important in advancing social work education. This article considers social work education's role, relationship, and responsibility in relation to SoTL. Providing a critical understanding of SoTL's background, the article summarizes SoTL's history and current status. Next, we explain the rationale for social work education to focus on SoTL. Then, the article provides pragmatic steps and strategies for performing SoTL. The article concludes with a discussion of specific recommendations for social work education in moving forward in the SoTL movement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-17
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Social Work Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2016

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© 2016 Council on Social Work Education.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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