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Bringing together podcasting, social work field education and learning about practice with Aboriginal peoples and communities

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Social work content podcasting has increased exponentially in recent years, playing a new role in the emerging social work education debate surrounding online and remote delivery of social work content. Although podcasting itself is not now a new digital innovation, how and why social work educators and academics would embrace the use of podcasting is still debated and is often positioned as inferior to face-to-face classroom teaching. In the Australian context this is particularly important when non-Aboriginal students are engaging with Aboriginal understandings of place and ways of relating to Country, a challenging reflexive exercise without the added complexity that remote educational delivery can provide. The brief history of podcasting and its relationship to social work education provides a context for re-imagining the pedagogy of critical thinking, with a case example provided of a remote field placement with The Social Work Stories Podcast during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Fox, M., McHugh, S., Thomas, D., Kiefel-Johnson, F., & Joseph, B. (2021). Bringing together podcasting, social work field education and learning about practice with Aboriginal peoples and communities. Social Work Education. doi:10.1080/02615479.2021.1972963

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  • 2-s2.0-85114358534

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Abstract


  • Social work content podcasting has increased exponentially in recent years, playing a new role in the emerging social work education debate surrounding online and remote delivery of social work content. Although podcasting itself is not now a new digital innovation, how and why social work educators and academics would embrace the use of podcasting is still debated and is often positioned as inferior to face-to-face classroom teaching. In the Australian context this is particularly important when non-Aboriginal students are engaging with Aboriginal understandings of place and ways of relating to Country, a challenging reflexive exercise without the added complexity that remote educational delivery can provide. The brief history of podcasting and its relationship to social work education provides a context for re-imagining the pedagogy of critical thinking, with a case example provided of a remote field placement with The Social Work Stories Podcast during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Fox, M., McHugh, S., Thomas, D., Kiefel-Johnson, F., & Joseph, B. (2021). Bringing together podcasting, social work field education and learning about practice with Aboriginal peoples and communities. Social Work Education. doi:10.1080/02615479.2021.1972963

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85114358534

Volume


Issue


Place Of Publication