The Impact of Remote Social Work Field Placements on Academic Performance
Keywords:field placement, international, rural, remote, academic performance
In an attempt to measure the impact of rural and international placements on students’ academic performance, this article compares the trends in average marks of social work students completing final placements across three different sites (Pacific Islands, Rural NSW and Sydney) over the past four years. Trends show some quantitative differences across the sites that are not necessarily addressed within other literature on the topic.
To complement the quantitative data, some basic qualitative data were gathered from participants in the remote placement programs to give insight into students’ perceived factors in the academic performance of the different cohorts.
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