KEY FEATURES: A unique generalist field education approach allows students to apply theories and skills they have learned in the classroom to the real world. A strong focus on the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set forth by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) assist students in the process of developing and demonstrating core competencies, essential for meeting outcomes of field education and program evaluation. Integrative Activities help student connect coursework and practice through engaging activities and scenarios, such as resolving ethical dilemmas. Frequently Experienced Situations present experiences students commonly have and can relate to, which can spark classroom discussions. Reflection Questions prompt students to form initial impressions of specific experiences and how to handle them in the field.
Chapter 9: Critical Thinking in Field
Critical thinking is at the heart of liberal arts education, is foundational to social work education and practice, and is identified as an important element of the generalist practice field education approach outlined in Chapter 1. According to Gambrill (2013),
Critical thinking encourages us to reflect on how we think and why we hold ...