Undergraduate students are required to meet all ten competencies in their field education experience, demonstrating competency attainment by the end of the last field course. Nine of these competencies are required by the accrediting body, while the tenth was added by the department. The tenth competency, “Engage, honor, and respect indigenous culture towards decolonized professional practice,” addresses the unique knowledge needed by social workers practicing in Hawaiʻi. Recognizing the importance of this competency and that field students would benefit from more guidance and structure on decolonized practice, the presenters incorporated it into the final presentation assignment. The poster presentation will cover the process of how it was incorporated and the rubric used to assess competency. By Aimee Chung & Wendy Lum.
Chung, A. & Lum, W. (2023, March). Assessment and the Competent Field Education Student: A Rubric for Learning Decolonized Social Work Practice [Poster Presentation]. Assessment and Curriculum Support Center at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI, USA.