"Social workers enhance personal and family functioning by helping people participate more fully in relationships, work and community life."
Field instruction is a major curriculum area utilizing experience-centered learning as its primary instructional method. It gives students actual problem-solving experiences at progressive levels of complexity, and a real world look at social work. Many students find that the field experience is one of the most significant and memorable aspects of their professional program.
Students can shape their practicum experience to further their career goals. Consider the following examples of field education experiences.
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