A constant concern for educators is how best to train the students. With the knowledge explosion and increasing complexity of the social problems, we have to look for ways to strengthen social work students' ability for continual development. Enhancing their lifelong learning competence would help them to face the future demands. To achieve this, the University of Hong Kong Department of Social Work and Social Administration ventured to use the problem-based learning (PBL) approach in some Year two practice courses of the Bachelor of Social Work program. This paper reports on the findings and shares some reflection on the experience.
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The authors wish to thank all the students who helped in filling the questionnaires and the support of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong in funding the project. They also appreciate Professor Stanley Witkin, Mrs. Nancy Rhind, and Dr. Mary Ho who generously helped with editing the paper.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sociology and Political Science