SWSP4088/4266/7088/7266/7288/7366. “Learning on Placement”. What was your past experience of placement? What was your past experience of supervision? What do you want to take with you and what do you need to leave behind? What may help you to do this? . Questions for Discussion.
AASW Code of Ethics (Revised Edition 2010)
AASW Practice StandardsImportant Documents for Placement….. a reminder
AASW Practice Standards have been integrated into the Learning Curriculum.
focus more on during this placement?
University of Qld
18 – 21 weeks”
May also be an external FE and a task supervisor involved in your placement.
In small groups discuss the following:
What is my role / responsibility as a student on final placement to become “work ready?”
What can I do if my learning needs are not being addressed?Roles and Responsibilities. Student / Field Educator & Field tutor……
‘The capacity to reflect in response to new situations without reacting with immediate answers to questions which almost certainly are not fully formulated, requires being able to contain anxiety generated by confusion, uncertainty and unpredictability. Reflective learning is by its nature not prescriptive and inevitably does not follow an ordered sequential pattern. Not only is this a challenge for the student and practitioner, but also for the educator and practice teacher, manager and team leader, who have to contain their own anxiety and that of others.’ - Gould & Taylor (1996)Learning for Reflective Practice
Reflective Observations – Watching
Abstract Conceptualisation – Thinking
Active Experimentation – Doing
Discuss your preferred learning style and talk about some activities that might assist / challenge your learning style, particularly as this is your final placement.Learning Styles
What previous experiences have you had that might impact on how a supervisory relationship develops and works?
What do you do if you are feeling under pressure?
How do you cope with being assessed?
How do you let people know you don’t approve of what their doing?
How much will you disclose of yourself in terms of how your life has shaped who you are now?Questions for Discussion
Be prepared to discuss your hopes and goals for this placement and for the supervisory relationship.
Allow time to discuss similarities and differences between yourself and your supervisor – age, race , gender, educational status, family background, class, spiritual and political beliefs, previous work.Building a Supervision Relationship
Works best when completed early in placement
Excellent tool for establishing clear boundaries and guidelines
Can be a useful tool to come back to should issues ariseLearning Agreement for Supervision(appendix 1, in FE Manual 2012 – page 68)
requirements of the training institution and course
opportunities available in the agency
interests and abilities of the supervisor
interests and abilities of the student
teaching and learning style of the supervisor and the studentLearning Curriculum
Remember to check and be clear about confidentiality policy and practice in your agency (check with AASW Code of Ethics and the FE Manual page 62-64)
Be employable and professional at all times
Stay out of conflict issues within the agency or organisation
The student’s performance will be recorded as a failing grade if any criterion of any module is rated at an unsatisfactory level. A failing grade will also be awarded if a student behaves in a manner to staff, clients or community members that is assessed as unprofessional or unethical, malicious or dangerous by the field educator and/or the field tutor together with the course co-ordinator, regardless of the quality of their work in other situations. This includes a breach of confidentiality or inappropriately sharing information.Important Issues
Make yourself familiar with the following policies / procedures in the FE Manual:
Field Education Unit staff are Mark Cleaver, Jo Bidgood and Alison Gidley
Field Tutors: Gillian Blacket, Fiona Bosly, Vanessa Collins and Stephanie SmithThank you