Thinking outside the square: the quality and sustainability of placement models

Hill, Nicole, Egan, Ronnie, Cleak, Helen, and Zuchowski, Ines (2021) Thinking outside the square: the quality and sustainability of placement models. In: Egan, Ronnie, Hill, Nichole, and Rollins, Wendy, (eds.) Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations in Social Work Field Education. Routledge Advances in Social Work . Routledge, London, UK, pp. 151-162.

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The use of alternative models of social work field education and supervision has become more prominent recently in response to the changes occurring in the university and industry sector. An emerging challenge for field education teams is to continue to source a sufficient supply of placements, and simultaneously ensure the integrity of these models in terms of the quality of student learning and sustainability of these alternative placement models into the future. This chapter examines best practice principles in providing quality learning experiences for students on placement. We provide a framework for thinking holistically about quality and sustainability in placement arrangements and consider one Australian and one international example of alternative placement models in relation to this framework. The framework proposes internal elements and external factors that can protect or potentially compromise the student learning experience.

Item ID: 65688
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-138-32001-7
Keywords: Field Education; Social Work; teriary education; placement models
Copyright Information: © Routledge
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2021 01:43
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440903 Social program evaluation @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 50%
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