This subject covers the theory and practice of student supervision for social workers and other human services workers who take students for field education placements. It covers the theory and practice of student supervision within a framework of adult learning and developmental stages of supervision, and focuses on developing critical reflection and professional practice, knowledge and skills in student supervision.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
This subject is only open to qualified social workers and other human service professionals with 2 years practice experience who are, or will be involved in the supervision of social work practicum students. As part of this subject's teaching/assessment, students must be in a position to supervise a social work or human services practicum student.
- What is student supervision in field education? - roles and functions of the field educator, the learning partnership, key players
- the influence of social, political and organisational context on supervisory practice; issues and stratgies
- Theories and models of adult and reflective learning in student supervision
- Phases of student supervision
- Creating a positive learning environment; educational strategies in supervision
- Developing professional identity and reflective ethical practice
- Standards of field education, assessing students, constructive feedback
- Preparation for taking a student
- Working with diversity in field education
- Working with complexity and students in difficulties
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.