Helping us to learn/research that digital “….literacies are as much about understanding the how as they are about understanding the why. …”

Jimmy Young shared some of his research on schools of social work and how they are using social media at the Council of Social Work Educators conference on his blog.   He is taking a practical approach to both learning and researching the topic; kind of an open, appreciative learning approach, I find refreshing.

…. The challenge with digital literacies in social work education is that the concept is too broadly defined, and it has not been thoroughly developed, discussed, or researched enough to provide specific guidance on what conceptual framework of digital literacies is suited to the development of professional social work skills. Teaching digital literacies needs to move beyond the skills of critical analysis to building the capacity for engaging, understanding, and communicating with others in a genuine, authentic, and ethically appropriate manner.  Digitally literacies are as much about understanding the how as they are about understanding the why. …

See the post here: https://jimmysw.com/2019/10/26/apm19-social-work-education-conference/

 

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