The purpose of field education is to provide you with the opportunity to practice and integrate advanced-level social work values, knowledge and skills, including the development of a professional “self” and professional identity as a social worker.
Field education placements are courses that are graded (pass/fail) by an agency-based, qualified field instructor assigned to teach each student. The workload of placements is controlled to facilitate an emphasis on learning.
Professional and qualified instructors teach you in the field. Field education instructors typically hold an MSW degree and are recognized as Laurier’s faculty in the field. Instructors have a minimum of two-years post-master’s experience, as well as formal training.
Field education courses are covered under student fees. There are no extra charges through the university. However, once confirmed for a placement, you are expected to pay for related expenses such as immunizations, police checks, mileage and parking. Students and instructors are not paid.
It is precisely because education was the primary tool of oppression of Aboriginal people, and miseducation of all Canadians, that we have concluded that education holds the key to reconciliation. — Justice Murray Sinclair
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
It is precisely because education was the primary tool of oppression of Aboriginal people, and miseducation of all Canadians, that we have concluded that education holds the key to reconciliation.
— Justice Murray Sinclair
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