Social Work Education in Improving the Digital Professionalism of Social Work Students



Covid-19, Digital professionalism, Social work, Social work education


With the Covid-19 pandemic, digitalization in social work education has increased. It has become important for students to be competent in using digital technologies to benefit clients and adapt to the new normal. This study is the first attempt to relate the contribution of undergraduate practical and theoretical courses to digital professionalism with the Covid-19 pandemic. Seventeen social work students at the undergraduate level from 12 different universities in Turkey participated in this exploratory research, and in-depth interviews were conducted with them. As a result, it was determined that the current theoretical and practical courses were insufficient to develop digital professionalism.

Author Biographies

  • Hatice Öztürk, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Türkiye

    Res.Assist., Aksaray University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Social Work, Aksaray, Türkiye


  • Erdinç Kalaycı, Ankara University, Ankara, Türkiye

    Res.Assist., Ankara University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Social Work, Ankara, Türkiye

  • Filiz Yildirim, Ankara University, Ankara, Türkiye

    Ankara University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Social Work, Ankara, Türkiye


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Social Work Education in Improving the Digital Professionalism of Social Work Students. (2023). Journal of Social Work Education and Practice, 8(4).