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Department of Social Work
Student Learning Contract

The purpose of the learning contract is to:

  1. Enhance student learning and professional development
  2. Clearly delineate learning tasks and assignments
  3. Provide a means for accountability, and
  4. Provide a structured learning environment.

Directions for Completing the Contract      
Field Learning Technique

  1. The Field Instructor will identify and describe.
  2. After the student arrives, learning tasks can be added or adjusted to meet special needs or interests.
  3. When the Field Learning Technique column is complete, the student and field instructor sign and date the document.  The student hands in the contract to the liaison for review no later than the third week of the semester.

Evidence of Accomplishment

  1. The student completes the last column at the end of the semester with field instructor input.
  2. No items should be left blank.  If the student was unable to complete the assignment or circumstances changed, then a written explanation is provided.
  3. When Column Two is complete, both the field instructor and student sign and date the document. 

Beginning of Semester Signatures


Field Instructor and Date

Student and Date


Liaison and Date

End of Semester Signatures


Field Instructor and Date

Student and Date


Liaison and Date



Number of Hours         ________

Field I _____

Field II_____


Social Work Program Learning Contract




Field Learning Technique


Evidence of Accomplishment

1.  Interviews and Assessment
estimate how many
Assess the relationship between people and social institutions based on gathered information.



2.  Psychosocial histories
estimate how many



3.  Home Visits
estimate how many



4.  Groups
problem solving, daily living, task, community



5.  Problem solving micro, mezzo, macro
enhance the problem solving, coping, and developmental capacities of people in the context of their unique, diverse environments through appropriate interpersonal skills and professional use of self.



6.  Interdisciplinary teamwork, staffing (within agency) recognition of policy and practice integration
work within the context of the agency obtain an understanding of the way policy affects delivery of services and client well-being







Field Learning Technique


Evidence of Accomplishment

7.  Interagency work and Referrals
accurately link people to available services that provide them with resources and opportunities, efforts of collaboration within and outside agency.



8.  Educational Presentations
presentations to community, staff, etc.



9. Evaluation of Intervention
evaluate the extent to which the goals of the change process have been met.



10. At Risk Populations
experiences working with populations that have experienced oppression, discrimination, and limited opportunities.



11.  Ethical Standards
Adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics





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