Field Education 4
A placement of fifty days supervised by a qualified social worker. Staff of the program locate and service placements and students are allocated a placement according to a number of pedagogical principles that take into account the needs of the student. The placement is assessed against a clearly stated set of learning goals. Students are well supported during the placement with group meetings on campus and a staff liaison person allocated to each student.
Policies, procedures and expectations relating to field education courses in the Bachelor of Social Work are detailed in the BSW Field Education Handbook.
Available in 2014
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
|Objectives||Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:|
* work in a professional setting applying social work principles and standards,
* demonstrate problem solving capacities,
* work effectively with others and in teams,
* learn from feedback and
* devise appropriate social work interventions in the field of practice.
|Content||Field Education placement and three campus review meetings.|
|Replacing Course(s)||SWRK4030B and SWRK4030A.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Completion of all third year social work courses and SWRK4001 and SWRK4005.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Journal||Maintenance of a learning journal throughout the duration of placement.|
|Other: (please specify)||Assessment in SWRK4004 is continuous. It begins with campus-based preparatory classes and continues until the student has left the agency and completed all agency and campus based tasks.|
All assessment items must be completed to a satisfactory standard to attain a pass result.
Assessment is based on satifactory performance in the four areas of:
a) Placement written tasks.
b) Field practice.
c) Campus component.
d) Ethical and Professional Conduct.
a) Placement written tasks are:
* Field placement learning plan.
* Mid-placement student report.
* End of placement student report.
b) Field practice is assessed by:
* Progress towards learning goals as specified in the learning plan.
* Participation in agency-based mid and end of placement reviews.
* End of placement Field Educator's report.
c) Campus component is:
* Attendance at, and participation in all campus-based field placement preparation classes and review sessions.
d) Ethical and professional conduct is assessed in accordance with:
* The AASW Code of Ethics
* University of Newcastle Student Discipline Rules
The final grade is determined by the Field Education Coordinator, on the recommendation of the University liaison person following a review of performance in all assessment items outlined above. The field education coordinator presents results to the School examiners meeting for final approval prior to submission to Faculty Board.
|Other: (please specify)||Completion of 50 days supervised field experience.|
|Reports||1. Field Placement Learning Contract.|
2. Mid Placement Report.
3. End of Placement Report.
This course is graded as either 'ungraded pass' or 'fail'. All assessment items must be completed to a satisfactory standard to attain a pass grade.
|Contact Hours||Workshop: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks|
Practicum: for 350 hour(s) per Term for 11 weeks
|Requisite by Enrolment||This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work and associated combined degree programs.|
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for SWRK4004|