1st Edition

Fieldwork in the Human Services Theory and practice for field educators, practice teachers and supervisors

Edited By Lynne Briggs Copyright 2000
    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    'This book offers an excellent guide for all those committed to the provision of high quality field teaching and assessment in the human services. The international line-up of top contributors confirms the widespread importance now given to field education.'

    Professor David Howe, University of East Anglia

    'This is an impressive collection of wisdom, reflections and practical advice. It is comprehensive and clearly written. The various authors address issues which are pertinent to field education globally.'

    Joan Orme, University of Southampton

    How do students learn from fieldwork experiences? How can supervisors assist students doing fieldwork?

    Fieldwork in the Human Services is a practical guide for educators and managers involved in supervising field education. Drawing on the experience of academics, clinicians and educators from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK, this collection explores how to make the most of the fieldwork experience.

    With learning as the central theme, contributors examine the practical application of a range of learning theories and models of supervision. Management issues are also considered, as are working with cultural difference and legal and ethical aspects.

    Fieldwork in the Human Services will be welcomed by anyone involved in field education in social work, health, community work, education, welfare and related fields.

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    Section 1 Teaching, learning and assessment in the field

    1 Overview of teaching, learning and assessment in the field - Lesley Cooper and Lynne Briggs

    2 Teaching and learning in human services fieldwork - Lesley Cooper

    3 Approaches to supervision in fieldwork - Jill Wilson

    4 The supervisory relationship - Elizabeth Beddoe

    5 The competency approach - John Hopkins and Lesley Cooper

    6 Two pedagogical approaches to group supervision in the human services - Sue Maywald

    7 Assessment of performance - Lesley Hughes and Karen Heycox

    8 Working with cultural difference - Rosemary Smart and Maurice Manawaroa Gray

    Section 2 The responsibilities of fieldwork management

    9 Overview of responsibilities of fieldwork management - Lynne Briggs and Lesley Cooper

    10 Legal responsibility and liability in fieldwork - Steven Shardlow

    11 Ethics in fieldwork


    Lesley Cooper is Associate Professor in the School of Administration and Social Work and Director of Field Education at Flinders University, Adelaide. Lynne Briggs is the Senior Clinician and Unit Manager of the Family Mental Health Service, Healthlink South, Christchurch, New Zealand. She also lectures in the Department of Community and Family Studies at the University of Otago.