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MindTap Social Work for Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives 5th Edition

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman

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Overview

MindTap® Social Work for Kirst-Ashman's Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives, 5th Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. MindTap provides the text and corresponding assignments, including video examples, case studies and practice exercises, to help students understand and master core content. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, and add your own material or notes in the eBook.

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Karen K. Kirst-Ashman, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman is Professor Emerita and former chairperson in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, where she taught for 28 years. She has written six social work textbooks in multiple editions and numerous publications, articles and reviews on social work and women's issues. She also has served on the Editorial Board of AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work, and as a consulting editor for many social work journals including the Journal of Social Work Education. Dr. Kirst-Ashman has been a member on the Board of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and has served as a CSWE accreditation site visitor on various occasions. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin. She has received both the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching and the University Outstanding Teaching Award. She earned her B.S.W. and M.S.S.W. degrees at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and her Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has worked as a practitioner and administrator in child welfare and mental health agencies.
  • MindTap provides the full textbook and corresponding assignments including video examples, case studies and practice exercises geared to helping your students understand and master the core content.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
LEARNING PATH
Start.
Truth or Fiction.
Polling question testing student’s knowledge of chapter concepts prior to reading the chapter content.
Current Topic Video.
1-2 minute video introducing the student to chapter concepts.
Journaling Activity.
2-3 reflective questions for students to answer, introducing the student to chapter concepts.

Read.
Chapter in MindTap Reader.
Questia Articles.
1-2 selected articles pulled from Questia for the student to read and then reflect or react to the content.

Discuss.
Class Discussion questions.

Practice.
Current Topic Videos and Media Quizzing.
5-7 minute videos from CNN or BBC, providing students with examples of chapter concepts in action, with media quizzing embedded for students to answer as they watch the video.
Careers in Social Work.
Case studies of social workers in the field with 3-5 questions for students to answer and/or reflect on what they’ve read.
Workbook Activities.
2-3 individual activities taken from Karen Kirst-Ashman’s Practice Behaviors Workbook. Each activity is tagged and aligned with one of the many EPAS Core Competencies.

Review/Reflect.
CourseMate Quizzing.
Journal and Reflection.
2-3 post-chapter journal questions for students to reflect on chapter concepts.
Student Self-Assessment.
Taken from Kirst-Ashman’s Practice Behaviors Workbook. Students fill out self-assessment grids to reflect on their practice behaviors align with those of the EPAS Core Competencies.
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This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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  • ISBN-10: 1305859103
  • ISBN-13: 9781305859104
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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781305857452
The Instructor's Manual (IM) contains a variety of resources to aid instructors in preparing and presenting text material in a manner that meets their personal preferences and course needs. It presents chapter-by-chapter suggestions and resources to enhance and facilitate learning.

Online PowerPoint®

ISBN: 9781305857926
These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305859777