From being 'caught in the middle of a war' to being 'in a really safe space': social work field education with external supervision

Zuchowski, Ines (2013) From being 'caught in the middle of a war' to being 'in a really safe space': social work field education with external supervision. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 15 (1). 9. pp. 104-119.

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Abstract

Social work placements are vital to the students' learning regarding the application of theory to practice. Placements with external supervision are becoming more prevalent, but may be considered to be less desirable than placements with internal supervision. Literature on student placements with external supervision emphasises the importance of establishing and maintaining the triad relationship of student, on-site and off-site supervisor and the provision of continued support. This article reports on a recent study exploring student perspectives on placement involving external supervision. The study shows that students identify a range of experiences, challenges and opportunities in placements with external supervision. From the students' point of view placement preparation, the matching of students to placements and supervisors, the potential benefits of receiving supervision external to the agency and the lack of relationships between the parties involved may need to be considered more carefully in placements with external supervision.

Item ID: 28229
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1329-0584
Keywords: field education; social work; placement; student
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Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2013 00:14
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 30%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development @ 30%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified @ 40%
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