Student suitability for social work field education

Social work field education is a path of evaluating student suitability for the social work profession. This evaluation relies heavily on the field educator’s practice framework and interpretation of the professional standards of social work. The variable nature of this framework to guide evaluation can be problematic in providing guidance to field educators and students when problems emerge relating to the student’s conduct. This research explored an approach for discussing suitability and un-suitability based on the authors’ work with field educators and students.

The first set of data contains the responses of field educators to a model of unsuitability and suitability. The second set of data contains student feedback about the model.

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    Data record related to this publication Student suitability for social work field education
    Data Publication title Student suitability for social work field education
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    Social work field education is a path of evaluating student suitability for the social work profession. This evaluation relies heavily on the field educator’s practice framework and interpretation of the professional standards of social work. The variable nature of this framework to guide evaluation can be problematic in providing guidance to field educators and students when problems emerge relating to the student’s conduct. This research explored an approach for discussing suitability and un-suitability based on the authors’ work with field educators and students.

    The first set of data contains the responses of field educators to a model of unsuitability and suitability. The second set of data contains student feedback about the model.

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      Data consists of 2 zip folders containing the field educator responses (9 PDF files) and student responses (17 PDF files), stored in the secure data section of the Tropical Data Hub (TDH) archive. The survey questions are available for download from the Data link below.

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    • field education
    • students
    • supervisors
    • suitablility
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    People and Societies in the Tropics
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    • 1607 - Social Work
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    • Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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    Physical Location Survey responses are stored in the secure data section of the Tropical Data Hub (TDH) archive - eResearch Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The survey questions are available for download from link provided.
    Attachment Student_Survey_Questions.pdf PDF format
    Attachment Field_Education_Survey_Questions.pdf PDF format
    The Data Manager is: Ines Zuchowski
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  • Data record size 4 files (including 2 zipped archives): 1.2 MB
  • Related publications
      Name Croaker, Sandra, Dickinson, Tracey, Watson, Sally, and Zuchowski, Ines (2017) Students’ suitability for social work: developing a framework for field education. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 19 (2). pp. 109-124.
    • URL https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/51076/
    • Notes
    • Name Zuchowski, Ines, Watson, Sally, Dickinson, Tracey, Thomas, Nicole, and Croaker, Sandra, (2019) Social work students' feedback about students' suitability for field education and the profession. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 31 (2). pp. 42-56.
    • URL https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/58754/
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    Citation Zuchowski, Ines; Dickinson, Tracey; Croaker, Sandra; Watson, Sally (2018): Student suitability for social work field education. James Cook University.