Published June 22, 2021
Kudos to Clinical Assistant Professors Todd Sage and Michael Lynch, with Assistant Professor Melanie Sage, and their colleague on the publication of their article, "Podcasting as a Pedagogical Tool for Experiential Learning in Social Work Education" in the Journal of Teaching in Social Work.
Hitchcock, L. I., Sage, T., Lynch, M. & Sage, M. (2021). Podcasting as a Pedagogical Tool for Experiential Learning in Social Work Education, Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 41:2, 172-191.
Although pedagogical fundamentals of teaching with technology appear in the literature, the use of podcasting in the classroom is primarily documented outside of social work education. This study explored outcomes of an assignment in which students create podcasts meant for consumption by people besides the instructor. The authors theorized that this would allow social work students to build skills with engagement, self-awareness and communication while also developing skills with technology. Results suggest that podcasting as an assignment is replicable across levels and types of social work courses, and is potentially a good way to introduce students to the new technologies.