What Has COVID-19 Paved the Way for Social Work Practice Teaching?

Johnson Chun-Sing Cheung


The future is undoubtedly unpredictable which is vividly proved by the 2020 pandemic. Educators primarily focused for the well-being of the students in this time of crisis, panic and ambivalence. In present milieu, social work practice teaching has been made online. This is high time which calls for the retrofitting of the previous discussions where the emphasis should now be laid upon a better quality of teaching, curriculum restructuring, and capacity building of clinical practice educators. Yet, there are multitudes of underlying predicaments, i.e. e-teaching versus e-learning, synchronous versus asynchronous modalities, and educator versus youtuber, which need to be analyzed and evaluated before stepping in and getting lost in the new era.


COVID-19; coronavirus; pandemic; social work education; practice teaching

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