In this unit students undertake mandatory fieldwork placement, consisting of 60 hours during the semester, which requires students to apply their knowledge and use their interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills. Students also attend a weekly fieldwork seminar in which they reflect upon their fieldwork experiences in the light of psychological theory. Assignments take this process further by asking students to write papers in which they apply psychological frameworks to the real-life work issues arising from their fieldwork experiences.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
APP3028

Prerequisites

APP2014 - Psychology 2B

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically reflect upon and work towards self-directed, professional development goals;  
  2. Exhibit a cycle of practice-reflection-practice to guide their learning and to link academic with applied experiences;  
  3. Elucidate fieldwork related issues and propose solutions; and  
  4. Critically review how theory and skills can be applied to work issues, professional roles and settings.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Develop and write learning goals for fieldwork (1400 words) 20%
Journal Reflective journal: reflect upon how fieldwork experiences have contributed to learning and professional development (1500 words) 30%
Essay Exploring the link between a fieldwork issue and psychological theory/research (1800 words) 50%

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