The Learning Circle: A Collaborative Model of Cultural Diversity in Social Work Education
An exploration of the University of Calgary's collaborative Learning Circle Model of social work education for rural, remote, and Aboriginal communities.
International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 3.
Article: Print (Spiral Bound), ISSN: 1447-9532,
Article: Electronic (PDF File; 305.994KB), ISSN: 1447-9583,
Following years of practice in Canada's Yukon Territory, Dr. Zapf has been with the University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work since 1986, serving as Associate Dean, Acting Dean, and Head of the BSW Access Division. His work on issues of diversity, geography, and social work education in rural and remote regions has been published in some 35 journal articles and book chapters, and has been presented at international conferences in Canada, the United States, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Australia.
Gayla Rogers is Professor and Dean at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. She has scholarly and teaching interests in professional education and the models and strategies that facilitate learning the knowledge, values and skills of professional practice. Within her discipline, Gayla is on the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work Board of Accreditation which sets national standards, reviews educational policies and accredits social work degree programs throughout Canada. Her research interests include the study of higher education policies, principles and processes in social work and related professions; professional socialization and professional identity formation; workplace and practicum learning; professional development and supervision; and multicultural and diversity issues in professional education. She has written four books, several journal articles and has presented numerous papers locally, nationally and internationally.
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