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Developing trends in social work field education

journal contribution
posted on 2003-09-01, 00:00 authored by Jane Maidment
Practicum education is rapidly gaining acknowledgement within the higher education sector as a legitimate pedagogy, providing exciting learning for students along with a pathway to future employment. This position has been hard won due to a long tradition of academic ascendancy in higher education, where the practicum has been viewed as too hands-on and vocationally oriented to warrant serious research consideration or recognition as pedagogy in its own right. The first article in this collection dedicated to field education examines the current context in which the practicum is situated, and highlights emerging trends in social work practice, technology and research, that subsequent authors have expanded upon in their own contributions. This article concludes with some suggestions for how practicum education may be further developed and strengthened to better serve future cohorts of social work students.

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Journal

Women in welfare education journal

Volume

6

Pagination

1 - 12

Publisher

School of Social Work, University of NSW

Location

Sydney, N.S.W.

ISSN

1320-3584

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1834-4941

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2003, Women in Welfare Education

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