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WS3503 - Field Education 1

Credit points: 9
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

Students will undertake a 500 hours block placement with an accredited community welfare or social work supervisor. This provides the foundation for further theoretical, empirical and applied study. Placement preparation workshops will be held prior to placement beginning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Begin to identify appropriate methods of intervention, describe their theoretical underpinnings and critically reflect on their effectiveness in addressing service user needs;
  • Develop an understanding of social welfare organisations and critically reflect on how service delivery is framed to meet client needs, organisational goals and community expectations;
  • Develop an understanding of major social, political and economic factors and their impact on agencies and shaping policy and practice;
  • Develop a process of reflective practice that considers the impact of policies and practice paradigms on practice intervention and client groups;
  • Engage in and/or be able to identify appropriate research activities that could inform and/or enhance professional practice in the light of clients needs, organizational goals and social policy;
  • Develop a method for identifying and/or engaging in continuing education and reflective practice with the view of developing an ethical practice model.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: WS2510 AND WS2511 AND WS3515 Allow concurrent in WS3515
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS5303

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, Ms Tracey Dickinson, Ms Sandra Croaker, Ms Sally Watson.
Workload expectations:
  • 500 hours fieldwork
Assessment: learning plan, online quizz, mid-placement assessment, end of placement assessment, statement of learning (1,500 words), daily practice journal, attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement tasks.

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, Ms Tracey Dickinson, Ms Sandra Croaker, Ms Sally Watson.
Workload expectations:
  • 500 hours fieldwork
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: learning plan, online quizz, mid-placement assessment, end of placement assessment, statement of learning (1,500 words), daily practice journal, attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement tasks.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, Ms Tracey Dickinson, Ms Sandra Croaker, Ms Sally Watson.
Workload expectations:
  • 500 hours fieldwork
Assessment: learning plan,online quizz, mid-placement assessment, end of placement assessment, statement of learning (1,500 words), daily practice journal, attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement tasks.

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, Ms Tracey Dickinson, Ms Sandra Croaker, Ms Sally Watson.
Workload expectations:
  • 500 hours fieldwork
Assessment: learning plan, online quizz, mid-placement assessment, end of placement assessment, statement of learning (1,500 words), daily practice journal, attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement tasks.

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