ERIC Number: EJ1171424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Bridging Education and Practice with a Competency-Based Learning Contract
Molina, Veronica; Molina-Moore, Tammy; Smith, Misty G.; Pratt, Francine E.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v38 n1 p18-27 2018
Field work programs have a substantial responsibility for providing support and gatekeeping functions while ensuring an educational experience that allows students to master the nine holistic, multidimensional social work accreditation competencies. With additional emphasis on field as a "signature pedagogy," field directors are tasked with finding placements that can support these explicit competencies. Through the utilization of a learning contract that combines the Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards competencies (including component behaviors) students and supervisors can begin to discuss their joint progress on meeting each of these prior to the final evaluation. This process will ensure that students have demonstrated the necessary outcomes to become a generalist social work practitioner.
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Contracts, Alignment (Education), Field Experience Programs, Educational History, Program Implementation, Faculty Development, Theory Practice Relationship, College Programs, Social Work
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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