Field education of students occurs through a variety of styles and methods, including shadowing, formal one-on-one time with the field instructor, group supervision, demonstration, coaching, and team meetings, etc. The choice of which activity best fits the student and the assignments is left to the field instructor and the student. However, the pattern of instruction must be thoughtful and minimum contact time per week must be established. The school requires a minimum of one hour of supervision per week and recommends more.
Students are expected to take a proactive stance in regard to the use of educational time. This can mean formulating questions and gathering/presenting any relevant written materials (such as case notes or reports or drafts) for field education conferences or meetings.
It is highly recommended that students utilize a supervision agenda to guide the student/field instructor reflection process. Your field faculty will provide you with sample agendas in the canvas sites for SW515 and SW691.