Field education with external supervision: supporting student learning

Zuchowski, Ines (2015) Field education with external supervision: supporting student learning. The Field Educator, 5.2 (Fall 2015). pp. 1-16.

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Abstract

The importance of field education in preparing social work students for professional practice is globally acknowledged. At times considered less desirable than placements with internal supervision, current workplace and tertiary education contexts see an increase in field education with external supervision. This paper reports on qualitative research that explored the experiences of key stakeholders in social work field education with external supervision in Australia. Findings highlight that field education with external supervision, like other social work practice learning opportunities, is focused on learning about practicing social work. Potential and inherent challenges of placements with external supervision are discussed.

Item ID: 40889
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: social work education; field education; supervision; external supervision; learning; pedagogy
ISSN: 2165-3038
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 00:12
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development @ 40%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology @ 40%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education @ 20%
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