Stream 3 Applied Practice Research
Applied Practice Research
To facilitate the integration of research and practice in field education, students and postdoctoral scholars are being trained and mentored in applied practice research. This stream will examine research-based practica, and frameworks such as Research As Daily Practice, an approach to research in which practitioners are recognized and valued as researchers because they use inquiry processes to make quality decisions in their daily practice.
The working group leading this Stream includes:
Uzo Anucha (York), Julie Drolet (UC), Jill Hanley (McGill), Sheri McConnell (MU), Eileen McKee (UT), Sally St. George (UC), Daniel Wulff (UC)
TFEL practicum students from Vancouver Island University are conducting Virtual Focus Group Discussions (VFGD) to better understand the role of service users in social work education and practice. Recruitment is open now – click here for more details!
TFEL is conducting an international practicum survey to learn about the perceptions of social work field coordinators/directors across Canada regarding international field placements. Further details are available in both English and French.
Findings from Stream 3
A compilation of knowledge surrounding service user roles in social work education. The results show a lack of published articles on the role of service users in field education, a gap that TFEL hopes to fill by exploring how to involve service users in transforming social work field education.
State of Social Work Field Education in Canada
The Role of Service Users in Social Work Education
Practice Research Module in Field Education