Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations in Social Work Field Education

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Egan, Ronnie, Hill, Nicole and Rollins, Wendy ORCID: 0000-0003-0905-4999, eds. (2020) Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations in Social Work Field Education. Routledge advances in social work . Taylor & Francis Routledge, London. (In Press)


This book collates and analyses the current research, debates, opportunities and practices in social work field education into one volume and contextualises this material within the broader context of social work. Current concerns about risk and uncertainty in field education are explored from multiple stakeholder perspectives. Social work field education is an integral component of social work education, yet its sustainability is increasingly challenged. Issue such as finding enough quality placements with accredited social workers, curriculum development, student diversity, and placement assessment of learning are being examined by researchers and practitioners alike. This represents a challenge for the social work profession generally. By drawing on traditional and alternative pedagogical perspectives on field education and constructions of risk and uncertainty evident in current discourse, the book presents innovative responses to existing challenges. Providing a reference point for future knowledge building in sustainable field education pedagogy and practice, this book will interest university field education programs and industry field educators internationally.

Item type Book
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ISBN 9781138320017
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > FOR Classification > 1607 Social Work
Current > Division/Research > College of Health and Biomedicine
Keywords student placement, field education, social work
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