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As with all other professions, social work has history of developing local and global ‘Communities of Practice’ (Farnsworth, Kleanthous & Wenger-Trayner, 2016 ). In previous times, the form and work of these communities were largely dictated by geography and cost. The time and financial implications of meeting ‘in person’ very much shaped the nature, the scope and the possibilities of the work; and meeting in person, at that time, was often the only feasible thing to do. The emergence of communication and social media type technologies has changed all of that. Dating back 30 years, new forms of social work academic communities (husITa, 2017) began to surface. Inasmuch as online communities and connections continue to materialize, survive and thrive, sadly notions of ‘real’ still permeate conversations regarding the online world (Couts, 2013;Zgoda & Shane, 2018).
|Type||Social Work Virtual Pal (#SWVirtualPal)… a very ‘real’ connection!|
|Media of output||Blog|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Jul 2018|
- social work
- social work education
- social work practice
- global social work
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A Connected Community of Learning for Practice: Social Work Virtual Pal CONFERENCE PAPER PRESENTATION
Amanda Taylor-Beswick (Presenter) & Laurel Hitchcock (Presenter)Jul 2018
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation