Miyazaki Masae

Building a New Training Program for Social Welfare Professionals who can Contribute to the Realization of a Society of Harmonious Coexistence in our Communities

山口県立大学学術情報 Volume 14 Page 23-46
published_at 2021-03-31
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Building a New Training Program for Social Welfare Professionals who can Contribute to the Realization of a Society of Harmonious Coexistence in our Communities
Creators Kusahira Takeshi
Creators Uchida Mitsunori
Creators Miyazaki Masae
Creators Katsui Yoko
Creators Tsunoda Kenji
Creators Nagase Kai
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アクティブ・ラーニング リーダーシップ 課題発見・解決力 Active learning leadership problem-solving ability problem-identifying ability
As of 2021, the revisions to the training program curriculum for certified social workers and psychiatric social workers by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare seek to enhance practical training such as active learning, to devise concrete ways of teaching about the various settings through practice, and to have students master the basic skills and consultation assistance techniques, as well as the communication and interpersonal skills that quickly become necessary on the ground.As we develop the content for the training program curriculum in our faculty, it is important to consider the results of a survey given to supervisors regarding the job performance of our graduates, which showed that although these graduates “approach their work with a spirit of cooperation,” they are “unable to demonstrate leadership” and are “not good at identifying and solving problems.”On the basis of related research literature, academic guidance from practitioners in the field, and an examination of our current training program, we have identified the following implications.Regarding the cultivation of leadership abilities, it can be an effective approach to assign roles such as that of social worker in charge of students in case studies and incorporate elements of a team approach while proactively sharing their own thoughts on the issue and how they would proceed with a support plan. As for cultivating the ability to identify and solve problems, it is necessary for students to understand methodologies such as “abduction,” “induction,” and “deduction,” and to be able to discover “laws” and “hypotheses” through their own questioning and discovery processes. Once students have acquired these abilities, it is useful for them to actually go to the communities, to consider the background to what is happening, to identify for themselves what the problems are, and then to take action to solve problems while taking advice from the local residents. The current training program helps students to cultivate an understanding of the values and norms of social work and an ability to make ethical judgments, through the process of identifying community problems using an integrated system spanning micro, meso, and macro levels.Therefore, it will henceforth be necessary to link the effectiveness of the problem-identifying approach in the current program with the cultivation of an ability to solve problems and build a training program that better incorporates the acquisition of leadership skills in that process.
Languages jpn
Resource Type departmental bulletin paper
Publishers 山口県立大学
Date Issued 2021-03-31
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