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Pages: 5003-5008
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain

TEACHING COMPLEX SOCIAL WORK THEORY AND CONCEPTS TO ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS: AUTOETHNOGRAPHY STUDY OF THE USE OF ANDRAGOGY WITH ARAB MUSLIM BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK LEARNERS

R. Villa

United Arab Emirates University (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
This autoethnography study evaluates the use of andragogy as a theoretical framework in delivery of Bachelor of Social Work curriculum at United Arab Emirates University Social Work Department. Over ninety percent of the students are female, Arab speaking and struggling with the use and application of English, the official language of the university. Using Andragogy principles, the author has tested his method of teaching over the past five years and is encouraged by the student’s learning and success in mastery of the competency based curriculum. Andragogy states that the adult learner (student) and the teacher together form a relationship based on respect for their experience and a willingness to provide indigenous knowledge about their culture and world views. Findings support the use of andragogy and its principles to facilitate comprehension and application of the knowledge, values, ethics, and skills of social work practice. Outcome measure used is the Capstone course that requires a portfolio that includes a self-assessment of learning and of the program curriculum. The information from these portfolios provides data to be used in preparing a self-study in preparation for external review of the program.
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R. Villa (2013) TEACHING COMPLEX SOCIAL WORK THEORY AND CONCEPTS TO ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS: AUTOETHNOGRAPHY STUDY OF THE USE OF ANDRAGOGY WITH ARAB MUSLIM BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK LEARNERS, ICERI2013 Proceedings, pp. 5003-5008.
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