Sheltering in quiet waters: Nga roopu awhi for integration of social work learning

Giles, Rebecca Helen and Stanfield, Deborah (2017) Sheltering in quiet waters: Nga roopu awhi for integration of social work learning. Advances in social work and welfare education, 19 (2). pp. 41-46. ISSN 1329-0584

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Social work educators face significant challenges in creating for students learning opportunities that span multiple activities: the navigation of personal/professional boundaries; development of links between theory and practice; cultivation of mature relational and critical thinking skills; and cultural self-awareness. The successful acquisition of these skills requires a sustained focus on how they are actively integrated into student learning (Adamson, 2011; Boud, 2010; Gibbons and Gray, 2002; Marlowe, Appleton, Chinnery, and Van Stratum, 2014).This article describes Nga Roopu Awhi, weekly creative tutorials designed to be the juncture at which all learning comes together, a key feature of a new four-year Bachelor of Social Work degree in Aotearoa New Zealand that incorporates the concept of integration at multiple levels. Research into the effectiveness of the tutorials is under way; this article serves as a preliminary practice exposition, providing a rationale for, and description of, Nga Roopu Awhi for social work educators and students.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:Social work practice research education, health social work, field placement evidence informed practice; fieldwork education
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Health & Social Practice
ID Code:5627
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