Support your learning during your practicum.
Format: Online, and On-site Field Placement
Duration: 8 weeks
As you finish the final leg of your practicum, you will receive feedback on your field work experience to support your growth as a social work professional.
Throughout this course, you will continue to post bi-weekly logs to your field instructor. These logs will describe how what you have learned in coursework is being translated into practice. This exercise will allow you to get feedback about performance issues and concerns related to the development of your social work professional identity.
During your field experience, you will be guided by the all-in-one education plan you completed in collaboration with your agency field instructor. During this term, you will finalize this plan and conduct a concluding site visit with your instructor through FaceTime or Skype.
Based on your education plan and the bi-weekly notes you submitted throughout your field education placement, you will receive a performance improvement plan. This plan will formalize concerns or areas of suggested growth that may surface through your field placement experience. Your field instructor and faculty liaison will write the plan together, formally documenting areas that would benefit from improvement and correction. The goal of the performance improvement plan is to support you by providing concrete expectations for monitoring and self-correction throughout your career.
Through SOWK 8257, you will gain a better understanding of topics specific to professional social work identity, values and ethics, diversity, human rights, social and economic justice, and cultural competence with emphasis on Hispanic families and children.
- Identify as a professional social worker and conduct yourself accordingly.
- Apply social work ethical principles to guide your professional practice.
- Use critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
- Engage diversity and difference in your social work practice.
- Participate in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
- Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
- Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
- Enter into policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.
- Respond to contexts that shape your social work practice.
- Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
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In SOWK 8257, you will finalize your path for continual improvement throughout your social work career. To learn more about this course or any other course in the online Master of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University, call 855-275-1082 to speak with an admissions advisor right away, or you can request more information.
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