Fluidity and Space

Social work student learning in field supervision

Authored by: Phyllis Chee

Routledge International Handbook of Social Work Education

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138890237
eBook ISBN: 9781315712536
Adobe ISBN: 9781317495239


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A changing understanding of field learning is one of the key factors informing current approaches to social work field 1 supervision. This chapter aims to highlight key characteristics of a student-informed understanding of field learning and examine how field supervision can be conceptualised in the light of this understanding. It does so by drawing on findings from my earlier doctoral research which examined the field learning experiences of social work students in field supervision in Hong Kong (Chee, 2010).

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