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ERIC Number: ED116581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-1
Pages: 67
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Developing and Evaluating a Training Manual for Social Work Field Instructors Using Elements of the Behavioristic System of Learning.
Krop, Lois P.
A major problem in social work field institution is that there is very little organized structure or order to field teaching. This document discusses the creation and evaluation of a training manual in performance-oriented field instruction that can be used as a tool for clinical faculty to develop an orderly and systematic progression of teaching. In developing the training manual, the behavioristic psychology of learning was utilized as a basis for developing a systems approach in which field instruction is conceptualized as a course for which content can be selected, behavioral objectives defined, learning activities planned, and student learning assessed. It was designed as a self-instructional guide for field teachers to use in operationalizing a systematic method of preparing instructional units for students and developing curriculum for field work. The first draft of the training guide was utilized and critiqued by three experts in methods of field teaching, then revised according to their recommendations. The revised guide was then evaluated and field tested by agency instructors. Participants' evaluations were extremely favorable. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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