Effective Teaching and Learning in Interprofessional Education in Child Welfare

Robert F Whiteley, Gillespie Judy, Robinson Cathy, Watts Wilda, Carter Deb


This article reports on research regarding interprofessional education (IPE) in child welfare conducted in 2009 and 2010. Pre service nursing, social worker and teacher education candidates participated in a workshop that “exposed” (Charles, Bainbridge & Gilbert, 2010) students to IPE in child welfare. This paper addresses a gap in literature in IPE in child welfare.   Literature in IPE precedes a description of the workshop followed by an explanation of the integrated expert presentation, case study, modeling, reflection and small and large group processes. Results of the survey administered to workshop attendees are presented. Likert scaled questions indicate a high degree of satisfaction with the workshop organization, pedagogy and objectives. Responses to the open-ended questions align closely with the Thistlethwaite and Moran (2010) learning outcomes framework. It is clear that pre-service students learned with, from and about each other’s discipline. 2 tables and an extensive reference list are included.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v2i4.427


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