This article is developed from a presentation given at the 12th International practice teaching conference in Oxford (2018). The authors share their experiences as academics and practice educators of using digital storytelling with social work students in Northern Ireland. Storytelling took place at two distinct points of the students’ learning journey before and after placement. Undergraduate social work students (n=40) in their first semester of year one teaching participated in classroom based digital storytelling with the first author. Placement students created digital stories at two key points during their placements, at the beginning (1st – 3rd week of placement) and at the end (16th – 18th week of placement). Several themes emerged including; self-evaluation and reflection, producing and receiving feedback and team work. This collaborative article offers a basis for practice development and professional discussions across disciplines on the use of digital storytelling with students studying for a professional qualification.
|Journal||The Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 20 May 2019|
|Event||12th International Conference on Practice Teaching and Field Education in Health and Social Work: Innovation in Practice Learning and Field Education|
- St. John's College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sep 2018 → …
- Social Work Education
- digital storytelling
- preparing for practice
Mac Dermott, D., Harkin-MacDermott, C., & Wylie, S. (Accepted/In press). Before and After: Digital Storytelling with social work students in Northern Ireland. The Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning, 16(1).