Improving undergraduate competence in multicultural gerontology practice with fresh pedagogies: A digital storytelling case example

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on May 31, 2021 - 9:56pm CDT

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Journal Article

Building on a student-led digital storytelling project, this article published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education suggests that expanding definitions of two core constructs of social work education and practice, experiential learning and cultural competence, can improve outcomes for diverse older clients by increasing competence in multicultural gerontology practice. Beyond describing a one-semester digital storytelling project that occurred in an undergraduate gerontology practice course, the article shares findings from the project's evaluation. Ultimately, the article suggests that fresh pedagogical approaches that expand core social work constructs can improve outcomes for diverse older adults by promoting multicultural gerontology practice competence. The full article can be accessed with an OpenAthens account through your institution or with a Taylor & Francis Online account.

Justine McGovern