What is Simulation-Based Teaching & Learning?
Definition of Simulation
Human simulation at FIFSW is an experiential teaching and learning method where students are in the role of a social worker and practice interviewing a simulated client.
Key features of simulation-based learning:
- opportunity to practice with no risk to real clients
- feedback on practice by an instructor
- guided written and oral reflections
(Bogo, Rawlings, Katz & Logie, 2014; Kourgiantakis, Bogo & Sewell, 2019)
|Simulation-based learning is an exemplar method that prepares students for social work practice.|
A leading medical educator defines simulation as a method “to replace or amplify real experiences with guided experiences, often immersive in nature, that evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully safe, instructive and interactive fashion” (Gaba 2007, p. 136).