Social Work Practicum Education

Impact: Social impacts

View graph of relations

Description of impact

A task force is created to rationalize a somewhat uncoordinated practice of organizing practicum training for four programmes involving six courses per academic year since 2013. This entails streamlining the work process of eliciting good practice, and attracting potential practicum sites in the short run, and developing a long-term training and collecting evidences for practice-based learning of our students while producing practice-relevant knowledge to feedback to the practicum sites. In so doing, it is also an important contribution of the university to the professional communities, to assume a central place in this long-term endeavour. The center-piece of this pilot project is a knowledge-transfer website created to function as an online (virtual) “practice library” that allows students and practitioners for SS3293/SS4293 (BSSSW), and SS6806 (MSSC) to access knowledge-producing practice accounts authored by our students in the context of practicum training, and to advance knowledge and practice by offering “critics” (England, 1986) to these practice accounts. The CANVAS Organization also features a variety of “library facilities” that collectively enhances knowledge production, knowledge development, and knowledge transfer for advancing real-world practice of social work and counselling.

Category of impact

  • Social impacts