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WS3503 - Field Education 1

Credit points: 9
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Students will undertake a 13 week 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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products.
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

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Ms Kate Moore, Ms Sandra Croaker.
Workload expectations:
  • 490 hours fieldwork
Assessment: learning plan, 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, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Ms Kate Moore, Ms Sandra Croaker.
Workload expectations:
  • 490 hours fieldwork
Assessment: learning plan, 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.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Ms Kate Moore, Ms Sandra Croaker.
Workload expectations:
  • 490 hours fieldwork
Assessment: learning plan, 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.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Ms Kate Moore, Ms Sandra Croaker.
Workload expectations:
  • 490 hours fieldwork
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: learning plan, 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.

Study Period 5, External
Census Date 03-May-2012
Workload expectations:
  • 490 hours fieldwork
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: .

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