Achieving Competence in Social Work through Field Education

Achieving Competence in Social Work through Field Education

by Marion Bogo

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Field education is considered by social workers to be the most crucial part of their professional preparation, as it allows students to engage with communities, apply theoretical concepts, and develop their skill sets. In Achieving Competence in Social Work Through Field Education, Marion Bogo synthesizes current and emerging knowledge on field education with the latest findings in the empirical literature.

Bogo, an international leader in social work field education, has published extensively in the field. This new book delves into the rich theoretical and practical knowledge advancements of recent years to synthesize the processes that facilitate hands-on learning. With in-depth frameworks, approaches, and educational principles, as well as an appendix of evaluation tools, Bogo's writing is both insightful and widely applicable. Achieving Competence in Social Work through Field Education is accessible for faculty members, field instructors, and students who are looking to explore the possibilities of field teaching and learning in social work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802095343
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 10/30/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Marion Bogo is a professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto.

Table of Contents


  1. Context
  2. Professional Practice
  3. Competence
  4. Perspectives on Student Learning
  5. Facilitating Student Learning
  6. Principles and Methods
  7. Approaches and Formats
  8. Evaluation of Competence
  9. Toward Multiple Approaches

Appendix: Evaluation Tools


What People are Saying About This

Constance Anne Barlow

'Marion Bogo demonstrates extensive knowledge in the subject of field education in social work. The depth and breadth of Achieving Competence in Social Work through Field Education is extraordinary, making this book one of a kind. I congratulate Professor Bogo on her thoroughness and commitment to excellence.'

Jo Ann McFall

'Marion Bogo has written a seminal work that advances social work education in general and field education in particular. Her presentation of new concepts and ideas and her enthusiastic call for ongoing research will surely lead to innovations in social work education and in the measurement of professional social work competencies. This book is an absolute must-read.'

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