Backward design in-service training blended curriculum to practitioners in social work as coach in the P.I.P.P.I. program

Diego Di Masi, Paola Milani


The paper presents the initial training addressed to practitioners in social work involved in P.I.P.P.I., a national program aiming at preventing out-of-home child placement. The course adopts a blended approach and flipped classroom methodology to train social workers, phycologists and educators to act as coaches while implementing the P.I.P.P.I. program in their work with neglecting families. The initial course has been planned following the backward design model and using the Moodle platform as learning environment.


Backward Design; Blended Approach, Flipped Classroom, Social Work,

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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society | ISSN (online) 1971 - 8829 | ISSN (paper) 1826 - 6223 © 2017 Je-LKS - Italian e-Learning Association (SIe-L).