Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
CELTIC is attached to the Ryan Library Building- not far from the main entrance to campus
Phone: (914) 633-2146
Social Work Department
Field education (i.e., supervised agency-based student internships), has been at the center of social work education since its inception. Most recently, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) elevated its status by identifying it as the profession's signature pedagogy (EPAS, 2008). At the same time, CSWE also introduced a formal set of professional competencies within its updated Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (2008). In so doing, it shifted social work education into a competency-based paradigm. All instructional efforts, both in the classroom and in the field are now aimed at promoting and assessing student competency attainment.
To support this competency-based paradigm, The E-Field Program: A Competency-based System for the Social Work Practicum (Matich-Maroney, 2013) has been developed as a comprehensive, web-based program designed to facilitate a systematic approach to field instruction and the assessment of competency attainment. Informed by the field-tested Task-Centered Educational Supervision Model (Caspi & Reid, 1998, 2002), the E-FP is intended to provide an electronic platform to support TCS implementation.
The E-FP is the first of its kind to fully integrate field instruction and assessment processes in an electronic format. Pearson publishing began previewing the E-Field Program in the spring 2012. To date, it has garnered very positive reviews and there has been a high degree of interest in its expedient release. Now poised for national launch, this project will initiate a concurrent field trial to be conducted with Iona College social work majors who will be among the first student user cohorts of the E-Field Program.
Kathleen E. Kristian
Department of Chemistry
Speech Communication Studies
Elda Buonanno Foley, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Italian
Jennifer Gerometta, MS, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, Speech Communication Studies
Maria Armiento-DeMaria MA, CCC-SLP
Clinic Director, Speech Communication Studies