The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Kellie B. Gergely, LCSW

Brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy

My ultimate goal in facilitating student learning is for my students to walk out of my class better prepared to practice social work than before they came. Because social work is an applied profession, I teach students from a practice-informed perspective. Though basic knowledge gained from textbooks is valuable, actual social work practice exposure and experience is the key to transitioning an individual from social work student to social work practitioner. By linking students' classroom knowledge with real world scenarios and experiences, students will have the groundwork to become a successful social worker.

Courses Taught

  • MSSW Program: Issues in Working with Maltreated and Traumatized Children and Their Families
    Online synchronous course using Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate.



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