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Can I do social work and do I want to? Students' perception of significant learning incidents during practica

Citation

Patford, J, Can I do social work and do I want to? Students' perception of significant learning incidents during practica, Australian Social Work, 53, (2) pp. 21-28. ISSN 0312-407X (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/03124070008414145

Abstract

The first practicum is often regarded as a critical transition period in the development of a professional social worker, but little is known about the way students interpret their experience, assess their competence and/or re-evaluate their commitment to this career. The present study relies on interview data provided by fourth year social work students at the University of Tasmania. Its findings show what types of learning experience students deem to be significant and how they develop a sense of professional competence. Implications of the findings for professional bodies, training institutions, supervisors and students are discussed. © 2000, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Social work
Research Field:Social work not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and labour market
Objective Field:Professions and professionalisation
UTAS Author:Patford, J (Dr Janet Patford)
ID Code:18913
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2001-05-09
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