1. THE STUDENT RECOGNISES THE NEED FOR SUPERVISION AND, WHEN NECESSARY, OBTAINS ADVICE.
Detailed conversations about purpose of supervision clarifying role expectations of supervisor and student. See A guide to supervision in social work field education as above
Analyse learning styles similarities and contrasts between student and field educator
Link to learning styles website and exercise eg www.learning-styles-online.com , http://www.infed.org/biblio/b-explrn.htm , http://www.vark-learn.com/english/index.asp
Critiques of learning styles: http://www.reviewing.co.uk/research/experiential.learning.htm#axzz28puOkPF1
2. A SUPERVISION PLAN IS DEVELOPED FOR EACH STUDENT AND IMPLEMENTED WITH INPUT FROM THE STUDENT AND THE SUPERVISOR.
Early documenting of clear and achievable expectations of supervision in the learning plan/agreement and development of a supervision contract.
Include goals for:
- student having effective communication styles
- appropriate level of intervention skills development
- self care strategies
See a guide to supervision in social work field education: http://www.socialworksupervision.csu.edu.au/resources/docs/CSU-guide-social-work-field-education.pdf , especially pp25-35, (becoming a field educator)pp. 85-90 (supervisory relationship), pp.94-1-8 (beginning phase of supervision and learning plans).
3. THE STUDENT UTILISES SUPERVISION AS PART OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO REFLECT ON INTERVENTIONS MADE IN THEIR PRACTICE; TO ASSESS AND ENHANCE APPROPRIATE AND EFFECTIVE SKILLS IN ALL AREAS OF PRACTICE.
Regular discussion of student social work practice actions, their effectiveness and needs for further development
Regular engagement in practice reflection exercises – see Reflective Practice Framework.
4. THE STUDENT USES SUPERVISION TO DEVELOP A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF THE ORGANISATIONAL, SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CONTEXTS IN WHICH THEY WORK.
Student engages in daily and or weekly reflective journal exercises and shares these in supervision as negotiated.
See Doel, M, (2009). Social Work Placements: A Travellers Guide, Routledge. Chapters 1 & 3