The dialogue between what we are living and what we are teaching and learning during Covid-19 pandemic: Reflections of two social work educators from Italy and Spain

Qual Soc Work. 2021 Mar;20(1-2):273-283. doi: 10.1177/1473325020973292.


Italy and Spain have been the most-affected countries in the EU by Covid-19 pandemic. Along with the health, social and economic life of the countries, social work and social work education have been turned upside down. In this essay, the authors reflect on the pandemic's impact on social work education activities through social work students' lenses. Accompanying Italian and Spanish students in reflecting on what they were living both, personally and as citizens during Covid-19 and witnessing how, paradoxically, the pandemic offered new opportunities to make important discoveries about key social work issues.

Keywords: Covid-19; Social work education; learning; reflective practice; resilience; teaching.