Field education for international students in Australia: preparing students and the sector

Diamandi, Sophie, Hudson, Cate, and Zuchowski, Ines (2018) Field education for international students in Australia: preparing students and the sector. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 20 (1). pp. 80-92.

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Abstract

This paper presents a case study which explored strategies utilised by staff of the Masters of Social Work program at the University of South Australia to support some international students in meeting the requirements of their first field education placement. Strategies included curriculum redesign, the introduction of a hurdle retirement, student integration seminars, field educator training and the establishment of a campus-based community centre. The multipronged approach aimed to improve students’ spoken and written English language skills, introduce them to social work practice in the Australian context, develop their confidence and increase the number of students accepted into placements at their first interview. The lessons learned and feedback received from students, field teachers and academic staff involved are presented with recommendations for future developments.

Item ID: 52992
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1329-0584
Keywords: international students; field education placements; preparation; support
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 00:39
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 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%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education @ 40%
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