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dc.contributor.advisor Makhubele, J. C. Dimo, Peter Masibinyane 2013-12-18T10:43:27Z 2013-12-18T10:43:27Z 2013
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Social Work)) --University of Limpopo, 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract The study aimed at evaluating social work fieldwork practice at the University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus) in relation to theory. The alignment of social work theory and practice is the goal of Social Work profession. Fieldwork practice in social work education forms the practical component of a social work curriculum. It is an essential bridge from classroom to service delivery settings as it provides an opportunity for social work students to connect theoretical education and fieldwork practice. However there is lack of integration between Social Work theory and Social Work fieldwork practice. There is indeed a continuing tension between theory and practice. With regard to the methodology, a combination of quantitative–qualitative research approach was used. Self-administered questionnaires, interview guide and focus group discussions were used to collect data from 3rd year and 4th year social work students as well as agency-based supervisors. The study revealed that social work fieldwork practice is essential for the integration of theory into practice. Therefore the department of Social Work at the University of Limpopo should organize workshops for agency-based supervisors to update their theoretical knowledge base. Fieldwork assessment tool should be reviewed and Social work students should also be involved in the assessment process and self-assessment should also be introduced. en_US
dc.format.extent xiii, 121 leaves. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus) en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Fieldwork practice en_US
dc.subject Social work fieldwork en_US
dc.subject.ddc 361.32 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social work education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social sciences -- fieldwork en_US
dc.title Evaluation of fieldwork practice in social work education at the University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus) aligning theory and practice en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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