For Field Instructors
Please email the Practicum Office at
email@example.com if you would like
to offer a practicum placement.
Quick Links (for all field instructors)
Risk Reduction and Student Safety
Student safety is of paramount concern. The Checklist I: Practicum Safety and Learning and Checklist II Practicum Learning and Reflection have been developed to assist the field instructor and student with key components for the practicum.
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.
Watch Professor Rob MacFadden speak about the impact of field education on social work practice:
In the 2018 Times Higher Education (see 2018 THE ranking), the University of Toronto maintained its 22nd position, tied this time with the National University of Singapore. U of T also remained the top Canadian university for the eighth year in a row and in the top 10 of publicly funded universities worldwide.
The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work ranks first among schools of social work in Canada and fifth in North America, recognized for its research productivity.
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
Link to Resource Room
Ellen Katz – Five Minute Mindfulness Practice