Foundation field education assists students applying and integrating Foundation knowledge of social work skills, values, and ethics with practice and in developing a professional social work identity. The course is a field placement which is taken concurrently with the required Foundation field seminar. The field experience provides students with a series of supervised field-based assignments and tasks selected to complement Foundation academic courses. Students may be exposed to a variety of social work roles such as case manager, counselor, advocate, organizer, administrator, facilitator, mediator, educator, and planner. In this context, students are expected to develop knowledge, understanding, and skills concerning relationships with clients, supervisors, co-workers and external constituencies. In addition, students will be expected to develop a Foundation understanding of the context of social work practice as it relates to multiculturalism and diversity; social justice and social change; prevention, promotion, treatment and rehabilitation and research-based practice. Within the field curriculum student learning will involve experiential learning and is based on the identification of field-based assignments and learning activities, and regular supervision with a field instructor.
|Instructor:||William L. Vanderwill|
|U-M Class #:||31882|
press escape to closeProgram Type describes the program in which you are pursuing, i.e., residential or online part-time. At this time, residential students may not enroll in online part-time courses and online part-time students may not enroll in residential courses.
|Credits:||2 Credit Hours|
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106