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WS5303 - Field Education 1

Credit points: 9
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

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 soical welfare organisations and critically reflect on how service delivery is framed to meet clients' needs, organizational 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.
Prerequisites: WS5516
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS3503

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Lecturer: Dr Amanda Nickson.
Workload expectations:
  • 8 hours workshops/Seminars - Compulsory on campus pre-placement preparation workshop in Cairns
  • 30 hours - 7.5hrs x four integrations. Full day integration in weeks 4,8,12 of study period 2 plus final integration 9/11/15
  • 500 hours fieldwork
Assessment: learning plan, online quiz, mid-placement assessment, end of placement assessment, statement of learning (2,000 words), fortnightly practice journal, attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement tasks.

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Dr Ines Zuchowski
Lecturers: Dr Amanda Nickson, Dr Ines Zuchowski, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 8 hours workshops/Seminars - Compulsory on campus pre-placement preparation workshop in Cairns
  • 500 hours fieldwork
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: learning plan, online quiz, mid-placement assessment, end of placement assessment, statement of learning (2,000 words), fortnightly practice journal, attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement tasks.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Lecturer: Dr Amanda Nickson.
Workload expectations:
  • 8 hours workshops/Seminars - Compulsory on campus pre-placement preparation workshop in Cairns
  • 30 hours - 7.5hrs x four integrations. Full day integration in weeks 4,8,12 of study period 2 plus final integration 9/11/15
  • 500 hours fieldwork
Assessment: learning plan, online quizz, mid-placement assessment, end of placement assessment, statement of learning (2,000 words), fortnightly practice journal, attendance at all integration workshops, attendance at pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement tasks.

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Lecturer: Dr Amanda Nickson.
Workload expectations:
  • 8 hours workshops/Seminars - Compulsory on campus pre-placement preparation workshop in Cairns
  • 500 hours fieldwork
Assessment: learning plan, online quiz, mid-placement assessment, end of placement assessment, statement of learning (2,000 words), fornightly practice journal, attendance at all integration workshops, pre-placement planning workshops and completion of pre-placement tasks.

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