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November 21, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Beginning Practicum Instruction Workshops



Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. - Proverb


The Faculty of Social Work has developed 3 training sessions to prepare new instructors for the responsibility of supporting students through their Master of Social Work education.

Session 1: August 21, 2014
Session 2: September 18, 2014
Session 3: October 16, 2014

These workshops are designed for new practicum instructors and are open to MSW & BSW instructors. The focus is on developing knowledge and skills to facilitate adult learning in practicum education and to narrow the gap between field and classroom, practice and theory. Participants are required to have at least 2 years post-graduate experience.

In the form of interactive instructor presentations, large group discussions, and small group activities, participants are invited to share their experiences of practicum teaching as both learners and instructors.

Participants will be expected to complete brief readings and exercises between sessions.

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Getting Started

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

FSW-101 (Auditorium)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Supervision, Integration and Diversity

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

FSW-101 (Auditorium)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Evaluation, Ending and Special Issues

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

FSW-101 (Auditorium)

Click here to register for thisworkshop- Registration deadline is August 15, 2014.

Agenda

Session I: Getting Started

  • Roles, responsibilities and primary tasks of Field Instructors
  • Models and strategies of field education/supervision
  • Effective vs. ineffective supervision
  • Planning your student's orientation to the agency

Session II: Supervision, Integration and Diversity

  • Transition from practitioner to educator
  • Recommendations from successful field instruction
  • Teaching adult learners
  • Goodness of fit and making adjustments
  • Developing the Learning Plan
  • Evaluation process

Session III: Evaluation, Ending and Special Issues

  • Principles for evaluation
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Ethical issues and strategies
  • Areas of potential liability
  • Incorporating awareness of diversity
  • Challenges
  • Dealing with stress in yourself and your student
  • A method for critical reflection on practice

About the Facilitator:

Dr. Deena Mandell, PhD, MSW - Associate Professor