Making the Most of Field Placement,
4th Edition

Helen Cleak, Jill Wilson

ISBN-13: 9780170417006 | ISBN-10: 017041700x

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 240 pages

List Price USD $57.00


Learn how to get the most from your placements with this user-friendly text. Making the Most of Field Placement offers a practice-based approach to teaching and learning during placement experiences. Written for students and supervisors, it follows the stages of a placement from planning through to evaluation. The core practice issues and ideas discussed can be used for a wide range of fields including social work, welfare work, disability work, youth work, community work and other human services. Fully updated and with more discussion on how you can develop your practice framework, readers follow through the chapters as the placement progresses, or select specific chapters and exercises to enhance specific stages of the placement. Examples, checklists and exercises provide practical ideas that help students and supervisors to positively engage with each stage of the placement.

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Meet the Authors

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Dr Helen Cleak is Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Allied Health, Human Service and Sport, La Trobe University, and has been a Visiting Fellow at Trinity College, Republic of Ireland and Queens College, Northern Ireland. She has a strong practice and research background in field education and was the Director of Field Education and International placements for over 20 years. She is on the Editorial Board of Australian Social Work and is a member of the accreditation Panel of the AASW and a member of the Expert panel to review the ASWEAS guidelines on field education. She is an active researcher in field education with colleagues in Australia, Ireland and United Kingdom and collaborates with health practitioners to research aspects of domestic and family violence.

Professor Jill Wilson is an Emeritus Professor of Social Work in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Queensland. Her research background is in aged care issues and disability. Currently she is the lead Investigator on an ARC grant exploring hospital social work responses to elder abuse. She has had extensive practical experience as a field educator and in teaching supervision and practice skills to students and field educators.

  • Updated to reflect the changing context of providing field placements to social work and human services students. Cleak and Wilson consider the more diverse models of supervision in the field today with NEW coverage of off-site and on-site supervision, especially in Chapters 2 and 12. Also expanded coverage on external and internal supervision in chapter 7
  • Explore the application of theory and research in the field and how to cope with the challenges you will face with real practitioner stories in the NEW ‘Experience from the field’ boxes for students and supervisors
  • Expanded coverage of the difference between first and final placement in chapter 5
  • Easier to navigate important content with NEW 2-colour design
  • Identify issues and explore strategies to respond to any challenging situations with the NEW ‘Thinking about the issues’ boxes for students and supervisors
  • The order of chapters follows the field placement experience from pre-placement right through to finishing and evaluation so that the book can be used as a guide while the placement progresses. It addresses the range of critical learning issues that may emerge at each stage of field placement and suggests strategies to deal with these in order to improve the placement experience
  • Apply your understanding and reflect on your own experience by carrying out the exercises throughout each chapter. Exercises can be ‘For the student’, ‘For the supervisor’ and ‘for the student and supervisor’
  • Prepare for your field placement with examples of important forms and documents required for use in the field. These are also available online
  • Extend your reading by referring to the appendix listing reputable websites and key organisations

Table of Contents

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Part 1: Pre-placement planning
1. Preparing for placement – student
2. Preparing for placement – supervisor
Part 2: Beginning placement
3. Getting started – student
4. Getting started – supervisor
5. Charting the course for placement – contracts and agreements
Part 3: Teaching and learning on placement
6. Critical reflection for teaching and learning
7. Developing good supervisory practices
8. Teaching and learning tools
9. Linking learning and practice in placement
Part 4: Methods and contexts of practice
10. Community work
11. Research and policy
12. Rural and international placements
Part 5: Keeping on course
13. Challenging issues in supervision
14. Working with cultural and power differences
15. Ethical and legal issues
Part 6: Evaluating, assessing and finishing placement
16. Assessment and evaluation – students and supervisors
17. Finishing well

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Making the Most of Field Placement Instructor Companion Website

Your #1 resource for your course. This tailored collection of teaching tools includes downloadable PowerPoint lecture slides, instructor manual, and Test Bank with customisable questions for quizzes and exams. The Instructor's Manual is packed with content that helps you set up and administer your class: discussion points and tips, learning objectives, chapter outlines, key points, teaching tips and materials, ideas on how to use online teaching resources and solutions to all questions and problems from the text.Log in or request an account to access instructor resources at cengage.com.au/instructors for Australia or cengage.co.nz/instructors for New Zealand.

Making the Most of Field Placement Student Companion Website

Study resources on the Student Companion Website are automatically included when you choose this text for your course. - Your students can prep for exams and tests with online quizzes that give instant feedbck - Practical applications in this book and online study tools help them to apply the theory learned in class - The most recent Asia-Pacific content and case-studies ensure your students have the infomration they need to succeed

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