SWL347 - Field Work Seminar III

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Subject Title
Field Work Seminar III

Subject Description
The fieldwork seminar has a two-fold purpose.  First it gives the students an opportunity to discuss their learning experiences in the field with the faculty and each other and to relate them to the academic part of the curriculum.
The second purpose is to develop professional attitudes, examine feelings about specific learning experiences, develop self-awareness, and relate to others with insight, empathy and understanding.  Students will develop their knowledge of the field of social services in general in order to understand the implications of the worker's role in service delivery.


Credit Status
One credit in the Social Service Worker Diploma Program. Students must successfully complete both theory (SWL347) and fieldwork (SWL357) to receive a credit in both subjects. 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. Identify social service worker skills competency
  2. Identify social service worker supervisor’s role in practice development
  3. Demonstrate constructive use of field supervision
  4. Identify challenging emotions encountered during field practice
  5. Identify resources for resolving challenging emotions during field practice
  6. Identify values and ethics require within intra agency interaction
  7. Demonstrate productive intra agency/organizational interaction skills
  8. Demonstrate the ability to function as an active member of a consultation group.
  9. Actively reflect on the professional and personal significance of the themes emerging through field experience.
  10. Analyze the structure of one social service work agency/organization
  11. Analyze one social service work agency/organization’s programs
  12. Demonstrate on-line social service worker collaborative research

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