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Why be a Field Instructor?

The Practicum is one of the most important elements in the education of future social workers. It’s where Master of Social Work students apply their in-class knowledge to practice and develop important skills, in real-world settings.

Field Instructors play a vital role in our students’ education and training. As experienced social workers who adhere to Field Instruction Standards, they oversee and guide our students in the provision of services to a variety of clients, organizations and communities.

 

Benefits of Being a Field Instructor at FIFSW

  • Influence the Development of Future Practitioners 
  • Take Advantage of Professional Development Opportunities

Get to know some of our Field Instructors, the important work they do and the benefits of Field Education in our web interview series.  Read more…

 

Field Instruction Standards

Professional Development Schedules 2016-2017

Evaluation

Sample Evaluation – Direct Practice

Sample Evaluation – Indirect Practice

Instructions for completing student practicum evaluations on the Practicum Administration System (PAS)

 

For Year 1 Field Instructors

Professor Marion Bogo has developed a 13 ½ minute video for Year 1 Field Instructors to explain the relationship between the first semester courses, Elements in Social Work and Social Work Laboratory, and Practicum I. The video is available at https://media.library.utoronto.ca/play.php?jbRrmfNib7y5&id=22838&access=public.

Bridging Class and Practicum_ Competencies complements the video.

 

Interprofessional Education Materials

IPE Tip Sheet for Field Instructors

IPE Activity 1 – Participation in Interprofessional Team Education

IPE Activity 2 – Interviewing Shadowing a Team Member

IPE Activity 3 – Participation in Team Meetings

Other Resources

Ellen Katz – Five Minute Mindfulness Practice

 

Van Breda, Adrian and Terry Feller, SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCE AND MANAGEMENT OF COUNTERTRANSFERENCE,
Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk 2014:50(4)