SW 421 Field Instruction Seminar I
FA 2012 HO
Bachman, Gary E.
Associate Professor & Director of Field Education
T/T 9-11A & 1-3 M/W 9:30-12 or by arrangement
cell (913)634-4976 (does not work if I am in the underground)
August 21- December 14, 2012
11:35 - 12:50 PM
admission to the major
Textbook: The Social Work Practicum, The Guide and Workbook for Students, Garthwait, C. ISBN: 0-205-40802-8 (NOTE: You do not need to purchase this text: Copies are on reserve in the library. PDF copies of the assignments are in the Doc Sharing File)
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NOTE the following policy statement from the CSWE: Educational Policy 2.3—Signature Pedagogy: Field Education “Signature pedagogy” represents the central form of instruction and learning in which a profession socializes its students to perform the role of practitioner. Professionals have pedagogical norms with which they connect and integrate theory and practice. In social work, the signature pedagogy is field education. The intent of field education is to connect the theoretical and conceptual contribution of the classroom with the practical world of the practice setting. It is a basic precept of social work education that the two interrelated components of curriculum—classroom and field—are of equal importance within the curriculum, and each contributes to the development of the requisite competencies of professional practice. Field education is systematically designed, supervised, coordinated, and evaluated based on criteria by which students demonstrate the achievement of program competencies.
Educational Philosophy: 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 social work professionals be prepared to efficiently and critically consider their environment in order to identify, strategize, and communicate an appropriate response to the matters before them. This is as true in business, science, education and government service as it is in social work.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: (Seminar): Learning Plan, Two Process Recordings, Weekly Journal notes, Attendance and Participation. CO refers to course objectives met, noted in parenthesis. Guidelines for assignments are posted on the course e-Companion site.
(40 pts) Learning Plan (CO1-6)
(60 pts) Weekly e-Companion journal note (CO1-6) 4pt/per wk, (15 wks). Entries must post no later than Tuesday of the following week for credit. 2 points per week deduction for delayed postings.
(60 pts- 30 pts / each) Two Process Recordings. (CO1-6) (A template for these process recordings is posted in the Doc. Share file.)
(30 pts) Supervision Log (12 separate log documents -2 pts each) & timesheet (midterm 3pts, end of semester / cumulative -3pts)
The Department of Social Work Field Director or appointed field laision will visit the agency at least once during the semester to meet jointly with the field instructor and student. The Field Director will assign the final grade for the course based upon a joint meeting with the student and the field instructor. Students will however be informed at any time there is evidence that their performance is unsatisfactory. The learning contract may be revised to include specific goals that must be achieved prior to the end of the semester evaluation to achieve a "passing" grade.
Students are expected to submit a weekly journal note regarding the field experience through the e-Companion site. Students are also expected to keep written track of the hours spent in their field agency assignments as well as a log of issues addressed in weekly supervision. Time sheets are due at mid-term and at the end of the semester.
Other assignments, originating within the agency setting should be expected. Assignments in field may be expected to have some measure of impact upon clients, the field supervisor and / or the agency. Assignments must be completed in a timely manner. Failure to complete assignments in a timely manner may be expected to result in termination of the field experience and failure of this five hour course.
Grading: (200 points total: A= 200-180, B= 179-160, C=159-140. *This course must be passed with a score greater than 140.)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments in field may be expected to have some measure of impact upon clients, the field supervisor and / or the agency. Any assignments must be completed in a timely manner. Failure to complete assignments in a timely manner may be expected to result in termination of the field experience and failure of this five hour course.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This is a professional course. Students are expected to behave in a responsible & professional manner.
Personal perspectives will be valued. Degrading or discriminatory remarks or behaviors are not acceptable.
Discussion will reflect an exchange of information, experiences, ideas, and opinions that have an educational value.
If you work in groups, it is the responsibility of the group members to delegate work. All members of a group must present on the project and all will receive the same grade.
Because of our sensitive subject matter, courtesy needs to be maintained in the classroom at all times. Students need to arrive on time. Students will not hold private conversations when another person is speaking. Students will speak one at a time.
If student’s behavior in the classroom is disruptive, the instructor will allow the student an opportunity to correct the behavior without consequences. If the student’s behavior continues to be disruptive, that student may be asked to leave the classroom and will be referred to the Office of Academic Affairs.
Students in this field experience are subject to the rules and regulations* of the field agency.
Student in this field experience are expected to behave in accordance with the guidelines set down in the NASW Code of Ethics.*
Week 1 (Tuesday / Friday) Review of, course expectations, and assignments: “Field Learning Plans,” "Journal notes" "supervision logs" 8/20 (Friday / Attendance Required) Field Workshop @– Park University Distance Learning Classroom 8:30A- 1:15P
Week 2 (Tuesday / Thursday) Review of learning plans. Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Copies of these assignments will be posted on the course “e-Companion.” Workbook Ch.1 “The Purpose of Practicum”, Ch. 2 “School, Agency & Student Expectations,” Assignments: 3 “Planning to Learn,” & 4 “Getting Started” and the exercises on pgs. 4-9 & pg. 17. (These exercises will be useful in finalizing individualized field learning plan.)
Week 3 (Tuesday) Field Learning Plans are Due. Read / be prepared to discuss in class Workbook Ch. 4 & 8 and exercises on pgs. 36-38 & 84-90. Thursday Discussion of graduate school opportunities and procedures.
Week 4 (Tuesday) Read / be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch. 5 “Using Supervision” & exercise on pg. 48-51. (Thursday) Supervision Group 1
Week 5 (Tuesday) Open discussion of field matters. (Thursday) Supervision Group 3
Week 6 (Tuesday) Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch.13 & 14 “SW Ethics”& “Professional Ethics” exercises on pgs.165-169, & 177-180 (Thursday) Supervision Group 2
Week 7* (Tuesday) Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch. 6 Matters of Personal Safety (Thursday) Supervision Group 4
(*Mid semester evaluations / agency visits will be scheduled between 09/27 & 10/06.)
Week 8* First Process Recording is due. Read & be prepared to discuss, Workbook Ch. 7 “Communications” & exercise on page 72-74. (no session scheduled for Thursday)
FALL RECESS no seminar is scheduled
Week 9 (Tuesday) discussion & review of professional licensure requirements. (Thursday) Supervision Group 1
Week 10 (Tuesday) Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch.9 “The Community Context of Practice” and the exercise on pg. 98-105 (Thursday) Supervision Group 2
Week 11 (Tuesday) . Read and be prepared to discuss in class, Workbook Ch. 10, “The Social Problem Context of Practice.” (Thursday) Supervision Group 3
Week 12 (Tuesday) Open discussion / applying for graduate school. (Thursday) Supervision Group 4
Week 13 (Tuesday Only) Open discussion / guest speakers. Second Process Recording is due (Thursday) No seminar scheduled
Week 14* (Tuesday only) Read & be prepared to discus in class workbook ch 17, "Evaluation of Student Performance" and exercise on pg 222-25. (Thursday) No seminar scheduled *Mid Year evaluations / end of semester agency visits will be scheduled 11/22 -12/09.
Week 15* (Tuesday Only) Evaluations and plans for next semester will be discussed. Final evaluations and end of semester agency visits are completed.
Week 16* Finals Week – There will be no final exam in this course. Seminar does not meet. You must have completed all 225 hours in your field agency by Thursday 12/13.
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96As a students enrolled in this professional course, you should make every effort to become familiar with the NASW Code of Ethics as you are accountable to these standrds. Academic dishonesty represents a violation of that professional code.
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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95Plagerism also represents a violation of ethical principles described in the NASW Code of Ethics.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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 .
Last Updated:8/16/2012 12:18:45 PM