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1 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Queensland University of Technology CRICOS No J Developing an online, accessible website resource for field educators – Social Work Interactive Supervision Support (SWISS) Anna Spencer Dr Fotina Hardy QUT School of Public Health and Social Work Field Education Unit This project was made possible through funding from Health Workforce Australia an Australian Government Initiative

2 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Background to SWISS Recognising the growing complexity and dynamic nature of the placement experience for students and supervisors. Need to respond to field educators feelings of isolation, embarrassment, lack of time, lack of confidence, need for information and frameworks for dealing with complex issues as part of their role of field educator.

3 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Our response?? Using interactive technology to create an online platform to facilitate access to an online resource and tools to support field educators in addressing the complexities involved in student supervision.

4 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Project outcomes Provide a sustainable, meaningful, responsive and dynamic resource for field educators Develop a framework of ethical supervision decision making to assist supervisors in dealing with the complexities experienced as part of supervision. Develop a resource training tool of advanced supervision available to field educators through an accessible on line / blended learning resource.

5 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Developing SWISS 1. Identification of the existing models of supervision available through a literature review. These are captured in the website 2. Consultation and collaboration with a group of critical friends to ensure the project was informed by field educators and drew on the collective wisdom in the field involving: Focus groups with field educators and students to identify key issues, needs and key strategies currently being used to draw on the existing collective wisdom available Individual interviews with field educators and students Identifying real life experiences and stories – what worked and didn’t work for field educators and students alike, tools and tips used by Field Educators that could be shared, common issues and complexities

6 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Consultation process: field educators Sixteen (16) detailed conversational interviews were conducted to inform the design and content. Five small group discussions were held, with an average of three- four (3-4) participants per group. Three (3) larger group discussions were held, with an average of six – eight (6-8) participants in each. The project was presented and discussed at the Supervisors Introduction Workshops for Summer Semester and Semester A feedback forum held to show field educators and navigate through the test site. This provided an opportunity to gain feedback on the look, feel and usability of the site and any critique before final editing and submission.

7 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Consultation process: Students Student’s views were captured using a combination of group meeting, individual interview and correspondence; in-depth conversations and informal comment. In-depth discussions were held with graduating students to identify their key insights into their experiences of being supervised in placement. These sessions were all of class discussions plus targeted group conversations with particular students. There were three targeted group conversations with a total participation of twenty students. Thirteen (13) individual interviews were undertaken. A number of students also elected to have a say via and phone interview. All involvement was voluntary. All content remains confidential.

8 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Key consultation themes

9 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Key Consultation themes

10 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R SWISS

11 CRICOS No J a university for the world real R Final word of thanks Libby Magnus and Anna Spencer Boris Dusanic Web Support Officer extraordinaire Health IT, Faculty of Health Maike Van Beest Professor Bob Lonne Health Workforce Australia The students and Field Educators for sharing their stories Peter Crane for visuals


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