Webinar: Integrating Practice Research into Social Work Field Education
Presenters: Sheri M. McConnell & Jill Hanley
Presented at the CASWE-ACFTS Conference, this presentation examines two questions. Do Canadian social work programs support and encourage BSW and MSW students in engaging in research projects and/or research activities during field practica? Do learning contracts (through learning objectives and activities) support the integration of research into social work field education?
Two student researchers – Melissa Noble (Memorial) and Vanessa Finley-Roy (McGill) reviewed the websites of CASWE-ACFTS accredited programs, which included 30 BSW programs and 23 MSW programs at 32 anglophone universities, and 11 BSW programs and 10 MSW programs at 11 francophone universities, alongside a concurrent review of French and English literature, to put together answers to those questions.