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as previously outlined, it helps mold MSW perceptions that the BSWs are not just followers, but also have knowledge and skills to contribute to the entire team, thus fostering an equal learning partner dynamic. Both classes have demonstrated their pedagogical creativity with teaching methods that included skits, songs, games, poems, and dance routines. This team-building is a critical dynamic because, whenever possible, once in field, MSWs and BSWs are placed together so they must learn to trust and rely on one another to maximize client outcomes. Every activity in pre-service is designed to encourage relationships between students from different classes and schools, either in small work groups or two-student teams. In pre-service class, an MSW and a BSW are paired together for the THE CSWEI: A NEW PATHWAY
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SOCIAL WORK & CHRISTIANITY 94 day so that by the end of pre-service, they have all worked together on a learning activity. The same format is used on days when only the BSW class is together since the BSWs are selected from two different schools. Program Director (PD) Role In addition to forging strong bonds amongst the student team, the intensive multi-week training also helps create trust and relationship with CSWEI’s PD. A notable difference in organizational structure from most field education designs is that the PD serves in multiple roles and capacities. Coordination and communication is vitally important in CSWEI since the Initiative’s 14-person team can serve up to 25 agencies in any given year. In CSWEI, the PD conducts all of the individual student supervision and is the clinical supervisor and faculty liaison, as well as the field instruc- tor for both seminar classes. Combining the clinical supervision and field instruction roles has proven incredibly beneficial since it allows the PD to accurately assess students’ skill growth and affords students an opportunity to have a trusted learning partner and mentor that they feel increasingly comfortable with and trusting of over time. The unusually lengthy amount of time that the PD spends with each student strengthens the relationship and creates greater safety for the stu- dent learner, who can then challenge him- or herself to take greater learn- ing risks with close support and supervision without putting the people served at risk. An individualized learning and skill plan is possible with this model, and its theoretical concepts learned in seminar can be reinforced in individual supervision. CSWEI’s administrative model of collapsing the roles into one greatly enhances this process as it eliminates role confusion, and increases program coordination, communication, and collaboration. In end-of-year surveys, students consistently rate both the program and the model highly. On a 5-point Likert scale from 1 to 5, with 5 representing the highest level of satisfaction, over the course of the program, CSWEI partici- pants, on average, rate their overall satisfaction as 4.9. Moreover, CSWEI’s
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