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Contemporary Field Social Work: Integrating Field and Classroom Experience

Contemporary Field Social Work: Integrating Field and Classroom Experience

ISBN 9781412987196
Edition 1
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Publisher SAGE Publications, Inc
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Overview
This comprehensive and interactive text rooted in contemporary social work practice provides a lively guide through the curriculum for social work practice learning. Written by three respected social workers with significant teaching, practical, and writing experience, it bridges the gap by offering learning activities that can be worked in both classroom and field settings. Helpful teaching and learning materials for students, field instructors, faculty and staff supervisors can be found throughout, and pointers through the book are useful for group learning as well as for one to one supervision. Topics include ethical dilemmas, multi-cultural practice, evidence and knowledge, making assessments in partnership, making priorities in interventions, working in and with groups and law-informed practice. Key FeaturesLively, creative and engaging chapter-opening activities help students engage with chapter topics in a fun way and are adaptable to the variety of settings in which social work students find themselvesLearning Notes and Teaching Notes in each of the 16 topic chapters are useful tools that help students and instructors get the most from the materialFour context chapters introduce each of the four Parts of the book, offering broader themes to contextualize the chapters that followNotes for Students and Instructors provide a brief primer for the reader and offer useful summations of existing knowledge, research, controversy, or practice relevant to the chapter's topicBridges college and agency, as most of the book's activities are flexible and can be completed one-on-one with a field instructor or in group settings in the classroomPointers to relevant literature where students can learn more about a particular subjectIntended Audience This is an ideal upper-level undergraduate or graduate core text for Social Work Methods, Social Work Practice, or Field Work seminars at both BSW and MSW in departments of social work.
Overview
This comprehensive and interactive text rooted in contemporary social work practice provides a lively guide through the curriculum for social work practice learning. Written by three respected social workers with significant teaching, practical, and writing experience, it bridges the gap by offering learning activities that can be worked in both classroom and field settings. Helpful teaching and learning materials for students, field instructors, faculty and staff supervisors can be found throughout, and pointers through the book are useful for group learning as well as for one to one supervision. Topics include ethical dilemmas, multi-cultural practice, evidence and knowledge, making assessments in partnership, making priorities in interventions, working in and with groups and law-informed practice. Key FeaturesLively, creative and engaging chapter-opening activities help students engage with chapter topics in a fun way and are adaptable to the variety of settings in which social work students find themselvesLearning Notes and Teaching Notes in each of the 16 topic chapters are useful tools that help students and instructors get the most from the materialFour context chapters introduce each of the four Parts of the book, offering broader themes to contextualize the chapters that followNotes for Students and Instructors provide a brief primer for the reader and offer useful summations of existing knowledge, research, controversy, or practice relevant to the chapter's topicBridges college and agency, as most of the book's activities are flexible and can be completed one-on-one with a field instructor or in group settings in the classroomPointers to relevant literature where students can learn more about a particular subjectIntended Audience This is an ideal upper-level undergraduate or graduate core text for Social Work Methods, Social Work Practice, or Field Work seminars at both BSW and MSW in departments of social work.

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