Welcome to our Field Education Team
Field instruction is a process that involves the field instructor and the student in analyzing and integrating practice skills with the knowledge and value base of the profession. The goal is to develop the student's competence in the practice of social work.
The Year 1 Field Education begins January 2013 and runs through to the end of May 2013. The current practicum requirements for Year 1 are 3 days per week (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) from January until the end of classes (mid-April) and 4 days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) from mid-April until the end of May.
- Information package for new and returning Year 1 field instructors
- The Year 1 Field Education Schedule 2012-2013 is now available
- Year 1 MSW Student Practicum
Year 2/Advanced Standing
The Year 2 Field Education begins September 2012 and runs through to April 2013. The current practicum requirements for Year 2 are 3 days per week (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) from September commencement to early April.
- Information package for new and returning Year 2 field instructors.
- The Year 2 Field Education Schedule 2012-2013
- Matching Process for Year 2/Advanced Standing 2012-2013
Information for New and Returning Field Instructors
- Information on the Specializations at the Faculty of Social Work and course descriptions
- Field Instructor PAS Login Info
- Forms (Learning Contracts, Sample Evaluations, etc ... )
- Supervisor Declaration of Support Form
Professional Development Sessions for Field Instructors
The Practicum Office offers Professional Development sessions to our field instructors throughout the term. Please see a complete list of sessions and dates on our Year 1 and Year 2 Practicum schedules (above).
Benefits of Being a Field Instructor:
If you are interested in becoming a Field Instructor, please submit your resume to the Practicum Office at email@example.com
Competency for Professional Practice Initiative
All professions recognize that knowledge for practice is continuously evolving and changing and hence lifelong learning to ensure continuing competency is necessary. A range of educational approaches have been developed to address this need for lifelong learning including ongoing clinical supervision, agency-based educational workshops, and continuing education courses.
The aim of the Competency for Professional Practice Initiative within the Research Institute for Evidence-Based Social Work is to improve the quality of social work practice through excellence in education. You can read more about these initiatives at:http://www.socialwork.utoronto.ca/research/intiatives/competency.htm
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)We want to let you know about one of our recent initiatives: The Objective Structurecd Clinical Examination (OSCE).lease refer to our fact sheet for details.
Digital Resources for Field Instructors
Below are links to informative Fact Sheets relevant to field education, evaluation and student assessment.
Interorganizational Relationships Between Schools of Social Work and Field Agencies
Understanding Social Workers' Motivation to be Field Instructors
Hospital Restructuring and Social Work Field Education
Group Supervision in Field Education - Part I / Part II
Sexual Orientation in Social Work Education
Emotional Reactions of Students in Field Education: An Exploratory Study
Establishing the Reliability and Validity of a Competency Based Evaluation Tool to Assess MSW Students'Performance in Field Practicum
OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) Adapted for Social Work
Practicum Evaluation Tool
Field instructors and students each complete an evaluation/self evaluation individiually online on the Practicum Administration System (PAS) at midterm and final dates, and then meet to discuss progress and future goals.
- Sample Direct Evaluation (must be completed on the PAS)
- Sample Indirect Evaluation (must be completed on the PAS)
Cheryl Regehr and Marion Bogo's presentation on their research behind the Evaluation Tool:
The pdf version of this presentation can be downloaded here.
A video recording of this presentation is available here.