Aspirations and realities in delivering field education in a developing country context: Learning from Papua New Guinea

Catherine Flynn, Dunstan Lawihin, John Kaupa Kamasua

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Abstract

The Routledge International Handbook of Social Work Education provides an authoritative overview of current understanding through coverage of key debates, exploring the state of play in particular social work education fields and reflecting on where the future might be taking us. The overall aim of the Handbook is to further develop pedagogic research and scholarship for social work education. Drawing on medical education as an exemplar, the contributions view social work education as a specialism and a field of expertise that counts in the same way as research programmes in more traditional areas of social work practice. The chapters are concerned with the theory and practice of social work education at all levels; they are accessible, conceptually clear, research based where appropriate, critically reflective and ethically underpinned. The Handbook is organised into seven sections that reflect the proposed themes and sub-themes covering: • Social work education in context: the western drivers • Emerging and re-emerging social work education • The scholarship of learning and teaching • New insights into field education • New directions in learning and teaching • Future challenges in social work education. This handbook presents a contribution to the process of exchange and dialogue which is essential to global social work education. It brings together professional knowledge and lived experience, both universal and local, and will be an essential reference for social work educators, researchers, students and professionals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge International Handbook of Social Work Education
EditorsImogen Taylor, Marion Bogo, Michelle Lefevre, Barbra Teater
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages209-219
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781317495222
ISBN (Print)9781138890237
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2016

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Flynn, C., Lawihin, D., & Kamasua, J. K. (2016). Aspirations and realities in delivering field education in a developing country context: Learning from Papua New Guinea. In I. Taylor, M. Bogo, M. Lefevre, & B. Teater (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Social Work Education (pp. 209-219). Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315712536