• Roshini Pillay University of the Witwatersrand
  • Vivienne Bozalek University of the Western Cape
  • Denise Wood



Pedagogies incorporating technology-enhanced learning (TEL) are growing in social work education. However, there have been few explorations of the effectiveness of use of particular pedagogical designs based upon authentic learning principles in social work education. This paper contributes to such scholarship on teaching and learning using technologies through the analysis of five qualitative case studies of South African social work educators in order to ascertain whether and how the principles underpinning authentic learning are present in their teaching practices. The paper concludes by arguing that the use of TEL in combination with the principles of authentic learning have the potential to support social work students become work-ready


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Author Biographies

Roshini Pillay, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Social Work

Vivienne Bozalek, University of the Western Cape

Director of Teaching and Learning


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