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Advanced fieldwork practice in a setting different from that for SOWK592.
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.
|Paper title||Fieldwork Practice 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1
Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Semester 2 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,012.80|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- , SOWK 562, SOWK 563 and SOWK 592
- SOWK 492
- Limited to
- MSCW (Applied)
- Full-time students should normally enrol for SOWK593 in the second semester. Part-time students may enrol for SOWK593 in the first semester if they have already completed the prerequisite.
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- Teaching staff
- Lecturers: Susan Wason and Liz McCafferty
- 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.
- Readings are accessed through Blackboard. Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Assess and select appropriate intervention and change strategies and apply these in practice.
- Discuss and describe the social work theories that inform your practice on your placement.
- Critically appraise organisation policy and its ability to provide services and respond to social needs.
- Understand how political, legal, and organisational institutional processes impinge upon people, and ways in which rights can be asserted.
- Appraise your own work performance, and, through supervision, take responsibility for improving it.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyse your practice using the Kaitiakitanga framework