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SOWK492 Fieldwork Practice 2

Advanced fieldwork practice (in a different setting from SOWK or SOWX 392).

The overall goal of this paper is to provide students with the opportunity to be involved in, and learn from, the experience of a supervised fieldwork placement in a social service agency or community work setting. Fieldwork Practice 2 extends on the practice learning from Fieldwork Practice 1. Students are expected to draw on the learning opportunities provided in a placement, as well as using the frameworks for practice offered in other papers. This is an important chance for students to try out their learning in practice, in a safe learning environment under the supervision of an experienced worker.

They should be able to reflect upon what they have learned from theory and practice and draw this together into a framework that will guide their work and which they will constantly build on in the future. In keeping with the programme's commitment to providing models for bicultural practice, every effort will be made to provide placement experiences that model and reflect such practices. In addition, input from a Māori perspective will be integral to the paper to ensure students are able to develop practice appropriate to Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Paper title Fieldwork Practice 2
Paper code SOWK492
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, First Semester, Full Year, 1st Non standard period (24 February 2017 - 7 July 2017), 2nd Non standard period (24 February 2017 - 8 December 2017), First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,572.08
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $8,532.48

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Prerequisite
126 300-level SOWK or SOWX points
Restriction
SOWX 492
Limited to
BSW, BSW(Hons)
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinators: Liz McCafferty and Susan Wason
Paper Structure
Students are placed with social service agencies for either a 60-day or 70-day placement.
Teaching Arrangements
Throughout the placement students will be supported and supervised by fieldwork educators and fieldwork co-ordinators.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course outline
A course outline will be made available at the introductory workshop.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The student is expected to demonstrate that they have formed an integrated practice theory for working in the social services. This is expected to be realised through the achievement of the following specific learning objectives:
  • Assessing and selecting appropriate intervention and change strategies and applying these in practice
  • Critically appraising agency policy (or the placement setting) and its ability to provide services and respond to social needs
  • Understanding how political, legal and organisational institutional processes impinge upon people and ways in which rights can be asserted
  • Appraising one's own work performance and, through supervision, taking responsibility for improving it
In addition, students are expected to identify at least three personal learning objectives to be achieved during the placement. These should reflect the specific nature of the placement and the specific interest or focus of the student.
Eligibility

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

1st Non standard period (24 February 2017 - 7 July 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

2nd Non standard period (24 February 2017 - 8 December 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Advanced fieldwork practice (in a different setting from SOWK or SOWX 392).

The overall goal of this paper is to provide students with the opportunity to be involved in, and learn from, the experience of a supervised fieldwork placement in a social service agency or community work setting. Fieldwork Practice 2 extends on the practice learning from Fieldwork Practice 1. Students are expected to draw on the learning opportunities provided in a placement, as well as using the frameworks for practice offered in other papers. This is an important chance for students to try out their learning in practice, in a safe learning environment under the supervision of an experienced worker.

They should be able to reflect upon what they have learned from theory and practice and draw this together into a framework that will guide their work and which they will constantly build on in the future. In keeping with the programme's commitment to providing models for bicultural practice, every effort will be made to provide placement experiences that model and reflect such practices. In addition, input from a M?üori perspective will be integral to the paper to ensure students are able to develop practice appropriate to Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Paper title Fieldwork Practice 2
Paper code SOWK492
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, First Semester, Full Year, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
126 300-level SOWK or SOWX points
Restriction
SOWK 593, SOWX 492
Limited to
BSW, BSW(Hons)
Eligibility
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinators: Liz McCafferty and Susan Wason
Paper Structure
Students are placed with social service agencies for either a 60-day or 70-day placement.
Teaching Arrangements
Throughout the placement students will be supported and supervised by fieldwork educators and fieldwork co-ordinators.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course outline
A course outline will be made available at the introductory workshop.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The student is expected to demonstrate that they have formed an integrated practice theory for working in the social services. This is expected to be realised through the achievement of the following specific learning objectives:
  • Assessing and selecting appropriate intervention and change strategies and applying these in practice
  • Critically appraising agency policy (or the placement setting) and its ability to provide services and respond to social needs
  • Understanding how political, legal and organisational institutional processes impinge upon people and ways in which rights can be asserted
  • Appraising one's own work performance and, through supervision, taking responsibility for improving it
In addition, students are expected to identify at least three personal learning objectives to be achieved during the placement. These should reflect the specific nature of the placement and the specific interest or focus of the student.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None