Title

Perceptions of Efficacy in the Use of Contemporary Film in Social Work Education: An Exploratory Study

Publication Date

8-1-2003

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This article discusses the use of contemporary film in social work education, including the theoretical rationale for the inclusion of film from the perspective of narrative and adult learning theory as well as the application of the case method to the use of film. The student viewpoint and perspective is provided through the results of an exploratory research study with 109 Baccalaureate social work students who completed a survey questionnaire following a classroom activity involving a contemporary film. Analysis of the quantitative data and qualitative comments indicates that students believe that film is a beneficial adjunct to textbook and lecture content.

Publication Title

Social Work Education

Volume

22

Issue

4

First Page

401

Last Page

410

DOI

10.1080/02615470309143

Version

pre-print, post-print

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