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Field Seminar

Course Code SSWR-401
Lecture hours per week 3
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

Field seminar integrates student’s field placement experience and academic work; this final practice course aims to provide students with a supportive environment where they can discuss and demonstrate their familiarity with the policies, philosophies, and practices of their placement setting, to develop further their knowledge of community resources, gaps, and issues within service areas. A major focus of the seminar is collaborative problem solving around issues arising from experiences in the field placement, revising resume and cover letter, job search strategies, interviewing skills, time management, work ethics, interpersonal and communication skills, and job retention. Students will design a portfolio that demonstrates their own practice model and philosophies, personal, professional goals, and achievements.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate through in-class activities and discussion the principles of inclusion, equity, respect and positive regard that characterize social service work professionals.
  2. Produce a proposal and in-class presentation on a specific placement related topic that integrates practice theories and personal philosophies consistent with the values and ethics of social service work.
  3. Create a learning portfolio that demonstrates the achievement of the nine Ministry Vocational Outcomes using field practice and academic training and experiences.