Creating Change in Social Work Practice: Four Essential Tools is strategically designed to help readers hone their ability to understand and create change within their social work practice. The text employs the Knowledge, Ability, and Skill model to assist readers in conceptualizing, envisioning, and creating change. It contains several pedagogical features to facilitate learning and improve the student experience.
Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter set the stage for learning and prepare students to engage with new concepts and ideas.
Knowledge Assessment Questions within each chapter reinforce the information presented and test students’ understanding.
Activities represent engaging and interactive opportunities for students to apply what they’re learning, make new discoveries about themselves and the material, and build knowledge and understanding. The goal of these activities is to bridge the gap between knowing about a tool and being able to use that tool in a rudimentary form.
Case Studies provide ample opportunities for students to draw practical connections between the material within the book and real-world scenarios. Chapter 6 is dedicated to additional exercises, including advanced case studies and activities that are designed to build upon the ability gained from each chapter and foster mastery of the tools.
Summaries and Key Concepts Sections at the end of each chapter reinforce key concepts and encourage student understanding and retention.
Informational Tables and Figures provide emphasis and detail for concepts covered throughout the book.