Detailed note regarding Social Work Practicum, Dissertation and Review of Research Work is attached.
Elective / Optional Specialization Programme at M. S. W. Part - II Level.
1. This programme should assume that the students have acquired basic Knowledge of Core domain, Supportive domain and Interdisciplinary domain which are the essentials of Social Work education,
2. The college- /-Institution shall provide elective / optional / specialization programme to students based on availability of expertise, interest and local / national needs, and / or thrust of the educational institution.
3. The College /Institution shall provide elective / optional / specialization programme to students as per the guidelines issued by the Nagpur University in this regard.
4. The Paper - III shall fall under Elective Domain and the student shall opt for any one elective from the cluster of electives given below.
Elective Domain -1
Cluster of Electives
ED -1 - P - III - CHOICE - A : Counselling : Theory and Practice
ED - I – P - III - CHOICE - B : Legal System in India
ED -1- P - III - CHOICE - C: Social Work with Rural and Urban Communities
ED - I - P - III - CHOICE - D : Social Work with Unorganised Labour
ED -1- P- III - CHOICE -E : Social Work in the field of Health and Mental Health
ED -1 - P - III tt CHOICE - F : Social Work with Families
ED -1 - P - III - CHOICE - G : Working with Children
ED -1 - P - III - CHOICE - H : Human Resource Management
5. The Paper - IV shall, fall under Elective Domain - II and the student shall opt for any one elective from the cluster of electives given below.
Elective Domain – II
Paper - IV
Cluster of Electives
ED - II - P - IV CHOICE - A : Youth and Development
ED - II - P - IV CHOICE - B : Social Work in the Field of Education
ED - II - P - IV CHOICE - C : Children in Difficult Situations
ED - II - P - IV CHOICE - D :. Social Work in the Area of HIV / AIDS
ED - II - P - IV CHOICE - E-: Women and Development
ED - II - P - IV CHOICE - F : Social Work in Health Care System
ED - II - P - IV CHOICE - G : Disaster Management
ED - II - P - IV CHOICE - H : Gerontological Social Work
ED - II - P - IV CHOICE - I: Working with Differently Abled
ED - II - P - IV CHOICE - J :Social Work with Tribals
ED - II - P - IV CHOICE - K: Substance Abuse and Social Work
ED - II - P -- IV CHOICE - L : Social Work with Organised Labour
ED - II - P - IV CHOICE - M: Social Work in Custodial Settings
ED - II - P - IV CHOICE - N : Human Resource Development'
Detailed Note regarding Social Work Practicum and Dissertation
i.e. Paper- V and VI
Note regarding Social Work Practicum Paper - V
1. The Social Work Practicum shall be supervised by an approved Social Work teacher of R.T.M. Nagpur University.
2. No grace marks shall be allowed for passing in Social Work Practicum.
3. A student who fails in Social work Practicum shall have to take fresh admission in a college and repeat the entire Social Work Practicum components as a regular student. The performance of the student shall be assessed on the basis of the fresh work done and record maintained by the student.
4. The Social Work Practicum shall comprise of the following components:
|ii) Structured Experience Laboratory /Workshop
|iii) Concurrent Practice Learning
|iv) Study Tour
5. There shall be Internal and External evaluation. Therefore, 50 (Fifty) marks shall rest with Internal Faculty supervisor, who shall be an approved teacher of Social Work of R.T.M. Nagpur University. Out of 50 marks, 40 marks shall be for Concurrent Practice Learning and 10 marks shall be for study Tour. Similarly, 50 marks shall rest with the External Examiner appointed by the R.T.M. Nagpur University, of which 40 marks shall be for concurrent Practice Learning and 10 marks shall be for study Tour.
6. The internal marks shall be allotted by the respective Faculty Supervisors who have actually Supervised those activities on the basis of a continuous evaluation.
7. The External marks shall be allotted on the basis of the actual performance of the student. The external viva-voce shall be conducted by the external examiner appointed by R.T.M. Nagpur University and the marks will be submitted directly to the University on the prescribed proforma developed by the R.T.M. Nagpur University within 24 hours after its completion.
8. The internal co-ordinator (s) will be present during the Viva-voce as a facilitator but be will not allot any marks during the external Viva-Voce. However, he will keep marks of all supervisor's ready on or before the actual date of external viva -voce. He will send these marks to university in the prescribed proforma with a certificate from the Principal to the effect that the particular Internal supervisor has actually supervised the work of the students in that academic session.
9. The documents of Social Work Practicum will include Practicum Journal, File, Diary and Attendance sheet. All these documents will be preserved by the College /Institution for a period of three years.
10. The concurrent Practice Learning and the Study Tour will be based on the elective subject(s) offered by the student.
11. The concerned affiliated College/ Institution of Social Work which imparts social work training to the students shall follow a Social Work Practicum Manual prepared by R.T.M. Nagpur University based on the guidelines prescribed by U. G. C. Model curriculum in Social Work Education.
12. The concurrent practice learning shall be a minimum of 15 (Fifteen) clock hours spread over two days in a week covering total 35 (Thirty - Five) days in an academic session.
13. The concurrent practice learning shall have the teaching workload of one clock hour per student per week. The Study Tour shall have the teaching workload of one clock hour per week.
14. Absence from activities covered under the head Social work Practicum shall lead to forfeiting of the entire marks allocated for the said activity. There shall be no substitute for these activities.
Note regarding Dissertation and Review of Research Work- Paper - V :
1. Before a candidate is allowed to undertake the work of dissertation /Review of Research work the title of the dissertation / Review of Research work should be approved by the Research and Recognition Committee of the Board of R.T.M. Nagpur University as early as possible but not later than three months of admission.
2. The Review, of Research. Work should be done on either one published or unpublished Ph. D. work OR Two published research papers in journals of national and international. repute. The review must be undertaken as per the guidelines developed by the University (see enclosure on guidelines)
3. Once the title for dissertation /Review of Research work is approved, the candidate will not be allowed to change the title.
4. The Subject of the dissertation /Review of Research work must be related with the elective/ optional/ specialization area offered by the candidate.
5. The dissertation /Review of Research work shall be guided by the recognized Post - Graduate teachers of R.T.M. Nagpur University under section 36 (A) 3 (iv) of Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994, belonging to Core Domain, Supportive Domain, Interdisciplinary Domain and Elective Domain of Social Work Education ,as Worked out by University Grants Commission.
6. Two copies of the bound dissertation/Review of Research work together with one certificate from the research guide must reach the office of the Controller of Examination before two months of the commencement of the final examination.
7. The dissertation/Review of Research work shall be separately assessed by the external examiner exclusively appointed for this purpose by R.T.M. Nagpur University and he shall submit the marks to the University within 24 Hours after the examination is over. The external examiner shall award marks out of fifty and the research guide on the basis of his continuous evaluation shall award marks out of fifty and shall keep his marks ready on or before the date of external examination of University.
8. The student shall furnish declaration that the research work done by him is original in nature and has not been submitted for any other examination.
9. The research guide shall furnish the certificate to the effect that the research work was executed under his supervision and that is ready for University examination.
10. The Principal of the concerned college shall furnish the certificate to the effect that the research student is the bonafide student of the college and that the dissertation/ Review of Research Work is being forwarded for University examination.
11. Each dissertation /Review of Research work shall carry the teaching workload of one clock hour per week.
12. The recognized Post - graduate research guide shall supervise not more than five research students in an academic year. (i.e. MSW and M. Phil.)
13. A student unsuccessful in dissertation /Review of Research work shall be required to repeat the process by changing his topic of dissertation / /Review of Research Work and seeking admission in the college for this purpose only. He may exercise the option by choosing the theory paper in lieu of dissertation /Review of Research work and may be allowed. to appear for the subsequent examination of University as an external candidate.
Guidelines for the Review of Research work
1) Instead of being a mere summary the Review of Research work will appraise the strengths (Positive Points) and weaknesses (limitations). It will also include suggestions regarding the areas / aspects that could be improved upon. It will appraise all aspects of the research process.
2) The Reviewer, will pay special attention to the areas of
a) Problem Statement
c) Basic Research Questions and/or Hypotheses
d) Review of Literature
e) Study Design, Universe and Sampling
f) Data Collection Methods and Tools
g) Data Analysis, Interpretation and Conclusion
h) Report Writing
i) Significance of the Study and Contribution in terms of Knowledge and/or Methodology,
j) Overall Impression
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK PRACTICUM
This practicum with nine learning opportunity is designed to provide a variety of opportunities to develop and enhance professional practice skills. Learning is aided through observation, analysis of social realities and experience of participation in designing and providing social work intervention.
The tasks are organized to help the learner acquire beginning skills, practice those already acquired, and master them from simple to complex. The learner is gradually encouraged to becoming an independent worker.
The objectives are meet by providing a variety of experiences to learners to: 1 1. i. Develop the ability to observe and analyse social realities.
ii. Understand the characteristics of social systems and their dynamics.
iii. Appreciate society's response to people's needs, problems, and social issues.
2. Develop critical understanding of the application of legislation, legal process, and social policy.
i. Develop the ability to examine the process of programme management and participate in the effort at various levels.
ii. Develop the ability to recognize the need for newer programs, initiate and participate in them.
iii. Use human rights tools, understanding of gender justice, and need for equity in all intervention.
iv. Develop an understanding of organizational structures, resource management, and day-today administration for human service programmes-developmental and welfare.
v. Develop the capacity to integrate knowledge and practice-theory by participating in intervention.
3. i. Clarify and imbibe values which sustain positive attitudes and
ii Develop the capacity for self-direction, growth, and change through self awareness .
4. i. Enhance writing skills to document practice appropriately.
Recordings to be viewed as an expression of interest, motivation and involvement in practice and as evidence or enrichment in the process of professional growth.
To meet these outcomes, several opportunities with specific objectives are designed. About eight different sets of opportunities with details of content and related tasks are listed below.
1.3.1 Orientation provides information regarding:
the importance and place of the practicum in the educational programme. ii the purpose, functions and ethics in professional practice
1.3. Visits - provide an exposure to and understanding of the services provided in response to people's needs.
1.3.6 Structured experience laboratory –
is a classroom activity, to provide in the games/ activities, form the involvement of self in various practice skills. These laboratory experiences are designed in small groups to encourage participation, sharing of the experience and aid in examining learning and applications of skills. These sessions have a specific objective of experiencing self, and applying/using self in practice.
1.3.4 Rural/Tribal camps - provide opportunities to experience rural life, analyze rural dynamics, and observe the functioning of local self-government and voluntary organizations This experience aids peer participation in planning for activities for own group and those for local people. It also helps develop skills carry out, evaluate, and report the experience.
1.3.5 Study Tours - urban and rural, provide an experience to study and appreciate innovative efforts by individuals and groups towards meeting peoples core needs, and initiate development.
1.3.6 Workshops: Skills Development help learners acquire specific skills for situations encountered during practice and acquire skills for intervention. These may be for problems/ concerns, issues or situations like, work with alcoholics, HIV, AIDS effected persons, adolescents for life skills development, youth for leadership development and couples for marital relationship and enrichment, work with elderly.
1.3.7 Concurrent practice learning - on going learning of practice is an opportunity to develop intervention skills in reality situations. This entails learning social work practice for two, or two and a half days or its equivalent, each week of the semester. The learners may be placed in agencies or in communities to initiate and participate in direct service delivery.
1.3.8 Summer Placement - provides an opportunity to experience day-to-day work in a setting. The learner gets involved with direct practice with the client system and with the ongoing management operations of the setting. The time frame recommended for this experience is about three weeks, after the first year of the post graduate programme.
1.3.9 Block placement - enables learners integrate learning and generate newer learning by participating in the intervention processed over a period of 4 to 6 weeks continuously, in a specific agency. Usually, block fieldwork is provided at the end of the two-year programme Some educational institutions offer such an opportunity at the end of the third or the prior to the examinations of the fourth semester.
Each set of the learning opportunities has its own design elaborated upon in the next few.