SW 421 Field Instruction II
FA 2006 HO
Bachman, Gary E.
Field Director, Associate Professor
10-Noon M,T,T,F or by appointment
816 584-6504 (office)
913 634-4976 (cell)
Aug. 21- December 8, 2006
concurrent enrollment in SW420
The Social Work Practicum, The Guide and Workbook for Students, Garthwait, C. ISBN: 0-205-40802-8
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Social work as a profession emerged in response to the many challenges, inequalities and threats to societies and the world's most vulnerable populations. The demographic of those populations is constantly evolving, as is the nature of challenges that increasingly confront us all.
It is vitally important that student and newly graduated social workers be prepared to efficiently and critically consider their environment in order to identify, strategize, and communicate an appropriate response to the matters before them.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
: Presentation, Two Process Recordings, Weekly Journal assignments, Portfolio Assignment, and Attendance and Participation. CO refers to course objectives met, noted in parenthesis.
Consider the field experience as a great place to try new thoughts and ideas. That may mean taking some risks. It may also mean excelling and having fun. The supervised field experience is your opportunity to not having to know it all. This is also your invitation to think about who you are as an individual what you want to do as a career, what you want to do as a part of society, and the challenges that may hinder or propel you. You are expected to complete all assignments in this course in a timely manner. Every effort will be made to be fair and reasonable in grading your work and participation. If you have questions or concerns about this, please speak to the instructor. You are expected to complete all assignments in this course in a timely manner.
A= consistently exceeds all course learning objectives in a timely manner without absences B= meets all course learning objectives in a timely manner C= meets minimum course learning objectives D= meets minimum course learning objectives but is repeatedly late in completing assignments F= fails to meet course objectives
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the date indicated. In the event of an absence, assignments may be submitted to the instructor electronically. The student remains responsible for lost, misdirected or incompatible formatting of electronic submissions. In extenuating circumstances (as determined by the instructor) and with timely notification an exception may or may not be granted. Assignments not submitted on time will receive a deduction of 10% of the possible score per day. If you ever have a question about any assignment or expectation in this course, please contact the instructor in a timely manner. Please be aware that there is no extra credit work in this course.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
: this is a professional course. Students are expected to behave in a responsible & professional manner.
SW421 Field Practice Seminar I
Week 1 8/25 Review of text, course expectations, and assignments: “Learning Contracts,” “Case Presentations,” and “Agency Presentations” will be discussed. The “Self-Assessment of Social Work Knowledge” will be distributed in class.
Week 2 9/01 Review construction of learning contracts. Assignments: Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch.1 “The Purpose of Practicum”, 2 “School, Agency & Student Expectations,” 3 “Planning to Learn,” & 4 “Getting Started” and the exercises on pgs. 4-9 & pg. 17. (These exercises will be useful in developing your individualized learning contract.) The “Self Assessment” is due.
Week 3 9/08 Learning Contracts are Due and will be reviewed in class. Assignments: Read and be prepared to discuss in class Workbook Ch. 4 & 8 and exercises on pgs. 36-38 & 84-90. (These exercises will become the basis for class presentations.)
Week 4 9/15 Agency Presentation Assignments: Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch. 5 “Using Supervision” & exercise on pg. 48-51.
Week 5 9/22 Agency Presentations
Week 6 9/29 Assignments: Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch.13 & 14 “SW Ethics”& “Professional Ethics” exercises on pgs.165-169, & 177-180
Week 7 10/06 Assignments: Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch. 6 “Personal Safety” and exercise on pg. 60-61.(Mid semester evaluations and agency visits by Field Director in wks. 7 & 8.)
Week 8 10/13 First Process Recording is due.Agency Presentations Mid semester evaluations and agency visits by Director of Field in wks. 7 & 8. Assignments: Read and be prepared to discuss
in class, Workbook Ch. 7 “Communications” and exercise on page 72-74.
Week 9 10/27 Case Presentations
Week 10 11/3 Case Presentations Assignments: Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch.9 “The Community Context of Practice” and the exercise on pg. 98-105
Week 11 11/10 Veterans Day Holiday – no class
Week 12 11/17 Case Presentations Assignments: Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch. 10, “The Social Problem Context of Practice.” Second Process Recording is due
Week 13 11/24 Thanksgiving Holiday no class
Week 14 12/01 Assignments: Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch.17, “Evaluation of Student Performance” and the exercise on pg. 222-229. Portfolio – “Program Objectives - Outcomes Assessment” due prior to final site visit. Final evaluations and end of semester agency visits begin this week.
Week 15 12/08 Evaluations and plans for next semester will be discussed. Final evaluations and end of semester agency are completed.
Week 16 Finals Week – There will be no final exam in this course.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Regular classroom attendance is both expected and essential for the attainment of course objectives. Material not found in the text will be presented and discussed in class. Absences detract from your learning as well as that of others.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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