SWL247 - Field Work Seminar II

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Subject Title
Field Work Seminar II

Subject Description
This Fieldwork Seminar provides an opportunity for students to discuss their learning experiences in the field with the faculty and other students. This helps students to discover the relationship between what has been learned in the classroom and the development of new knowledge and skills in the practice setting. It also gives each student insight into the work involved at other field placement settings.In addition to the above purposes, the Fieldwork Seminar is also structured to help students develop appropriate professional attitudes, examine feelings about specific learning experiences and gain insight into various approaches to client contact.

Credit Status
One credit in the Social Service Worker Diploma Program. Students must successfully pass both theory (SWL247) and Fieldwork (SWL257) to receive a credit in the subject. Failure in one will result in failure in both subjects.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the ability to systematically manage problems related to field work experiences.

2. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses which emerge from the field placement experiences.

3. Demonstrate the ability to identify specific goals for personal and professional growth.

4. Demonstrate in written format the ability to integrate classroom learning with practice by describing, explaining and assessing intervention strategies with clients, groups, agencies and services.

5. Demonstrate an understanding of the procedural and philosophical functioning of their field work setting.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.