Title

Students and Faculty as Co-Teachers: Processes of Self-Efficacy and Educational Empowerment

Publication Date

10-1-1996

Document Type

Article

Abstract

When students and faculty share teaching roles and responsibilities, an innovative and challenging learning environment emerges. This paper presents findings from a qualitative research study that sought to explicate the meaning of co-teaching from the perspectives of student co-teachers. Thirty-six undergraduate social work students were interviewed. Student co-teachers reported that their social work education, knowledge, values, and skills were positively affected and their relationships with faculty and students enhanced. The data hold relevance for all social work educators who are interested in creating learning opportunities that more closely replicate the world of practice. In so doing, it appears that processes of self-efficacy and educational empowerment become reciprocally engaged and result in personal/professional experiences that expand the boundaries of traditional educational approaches.

Publication Title

Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work

Volume

2

Issue

1

First Page

133

Last Page

150

DOI

10.18084/1084-7219.2.1.133

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