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MindTap Social Work for Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People 12th Edition

Charles Zastrow

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Overview

MindTap® Social Work for Zastrow's Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 12th 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. A scaffolded learning experience move students from lower- to higher-order thinking skills by reinforcing learned skills and concepts through application. Design your course to match your own objectives and preferred teaching method. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, and add your own material or notes in the eBook.

Help your students become practitioners of their own learning with MindTap for Counseling and Social Work!

Charles Zastrow, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Emeritus Professor

Charles Zastrow, MSW, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, where he chaired the Social Work Department for six years. He has also been the Assistant Director and Professor in the Social Work Program at George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin, Dr. Zastrow has worked as a practitioner for various agencies, chaired social work accreditation site visit teams for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and served on the Commission on Accreditation of CSWE. He also was a member of the BPD board. A leader in social work education and a bestselling author, Dr. Zastrow has written more than 45 articles in professional journals as well as nine books, including four other textbooks: THE GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, SOCIAL PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS, and UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (with Dr. Karen Kirst-Ashman).
  • MindTap Social Work prepares students to be empowered, responsive advocates. Students master practical skills and build professional confidence while tracking their progress toward licensure.
  • 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.
Introductory Activity. At the start of each chapter, students complete a short activity written specifically to get them engaged in the material prior to the reading. Through polling activities, self-assessments, or reflective/journaling activities, students are immediately able to interact with the material in new and interesting ways.

READ.
Research Activity. A collection of research articles are presented with each chapter to allow students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of complex concepts. Students are encouraged to compose one-page reaction or reflection responses to these readings, which are uploaded and submitted directly to instructors within MindTap.

DISCUSS.
Discussion Activity. Discussion questions in each chapter allow students to collaborate with their peers to develop solutions and responses in an online environment.

PRACTICE.
Video Activity. Students view topic videos as they progress through the course. Students are prompted to answer embedded questions as they watch each video to provide the student with practice and understanding of concepts.

Case Studies. Case studies give students the opportunity to practice and develop the concepts discussed within each chapter.

Workbook Practice Activities of short-answer and essay questions.

Critical Thinking Questions. Students are asked essay questions to encourage think critically about key concepts discussed within each chapter.

REVIEW and REFLECT.
Chapter Quiz. Multiple-choice questions are provided for each chapter that allow students to measure their understanding and progress.

Reflection Activity. At the conclusion of each chapter’s content, students are asked to apply concepts directly to their life and future career in the helping professions.
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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: 1305658302
  • ISBN-13: 9781305658301
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"MindTap's greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable."

"I'm convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students’ engagement. It was an unmitigated success."

"Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I've never seen any results like this."

"MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there."

"I'm definitely more engaged because of MindTap."

"MindTap puts practice questions in a format that works well for me."

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 PowerPoint®

ISBN: 9781305870208
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.

Online Test Bank

ISBN: 9781305870239
Organize your course and capture your students' attention with the resources found in the Test Bank, including multiple-choice, true/false, short-answer, and essay questions -- most with answers and page references for each chapter of the text.

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781305870192
This detailed manual provides sample syllabi, course guidelines, in-class exercises, and chapter objectives to assist instructors in teaching the course.