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Concept of Fieldwork and its importance for a trainee social work (BSW/MSW)


Concept of Fieldwork and its importance for a trainee  social work (BSW/MSW)

                                              
Fieldwork, as is commonly understood, is an approach to interpret knowledge through specific skills and techniques into action.

The term 'fieldwork' might be extended to describe both experience and furthermore advanced training in the use of knowledge, attitude, understanding the circumstance and refinement of skills. Fieldwork is any kind of practical experience in a social organization or agency and community if this experience has been purposely arranged for the education of students who are attempted courses partly or wholly designed for those who intend to become social workers.

Fieldwork in social work

"Fieldwork in social work is brought out through social welfare organizations and communities, where the student learns skills and tests out knowledge according to an educational plan. The whole program is student and field related. Fieldwork training under BSW/MSW is supervised practice under the guidance of a trained social work personnel.
In this way, fieldwork implies both training and education. The difference between two is that while training repetitive, skill oriented and educated education is more broad-based, and it is imparted with a perspective.


Fieldwork training  under BSW/MSW

Fieldwork training  under BSW/MSW could be well-considered learning through doing. Fieldwork is an integrating factor and acts as a balancing force between the theory and practice. It has a great significance in the training programme of social work education. It blends theory with practice, facilitates fusion of thinking with doing, combines philosophy with action, and integrates understanding about people and methods of helping them. Fieldwork programme provides opportunities to the learner to apply his/her theoretical knowledge taught in the classroom.
Today, fieldwork is recognized as a major and vital component in professional social work education because of its implications for professional practice

Fieldwork training could be well- considered about learning through doing.
In social work education Fieldwork has a great significance in the training programme. It add theory with practice, facilitates thinking with doing, combines philosophy with action, and mixes understanding about people and methods of helping them.

Learner get opportunities to apply his/her theoretical knowledge taught in the classroom in the field work programme (under BSW/MSW).

Today, fieldwork is recognized as a major and vital component in professional social work education because of its implications for professional practice
Today, fieldwork is perceived as a noteworthy and essential segment in professional social work education because of its implications for professional practice

The social work student needs to get familiar with each practical aspect during his/her two years of postgraduate training program. Further, they need to acquire an understanding of the, ideas, principles, concepts, policies and processes, which constitute the profession of social work. Through the fieldwork program social work student is set up to be a skilled professional social worker. A trainee social worker while in the field tries to interpret and diagnose the situation in the background of the knowledge and understanding and in this way encourages help student to adjustment with the situations. Therefore, fieldwork aims to develop the students’ capacities as a realistic worker.

Fieldwork and its importance for A trainee  social work (BSW/MSW)         



1.     To develop self-awareness and self-discipline in professional relations
2.        To acquire ability to work effectively with any situation, agency, function and philosophy;
3.        To acquire knowledge of multiple positive factors in behaviors to acquire skills in use of professional knowledge;
4.        The right and effective use of community, state and national resources;
5.        To improve the capacity of social work practice with professional compliance
6.        Understanding the use of social action and capacity of leadership;
7.        To become professional workers
8.     To understand the relation of knowledge, value and skills;



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