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The Cake Model and the Three Stage Theory Framework: a new and existing model working together in the development of a practice framework on field placement

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • This paper showcases one new visual model and one theoretical adaptation of a familiar model to be used in field placements with social work students. The combination of these models allows students to conceptualise their interventions across a range of micro, macro and meso tasks to facilitate change. Working with this practice framework, students can deepen their identity as a practitioner and grow their confidence in field placements. The first model discussed is The Cake Model which facilitates the scaffolding of surface and deep learning, while maintaining a unique perspective on every student and their learning journey. The outcome of this process can be likened to a delightful cake ready to be eaten, an analogy that offers a stimulating method of analysing and ritualising the placement schedule. The second is a theoretical adaptation of the Three Stage Theory Framework (Collingwood, 2005, 2008), a visual model that facilitates the linking of theory to primarily direct practice. This paper will present a framework that promotes theoretical deconstruction and analysis with macro and meso practice tasks on field placements, alongside direct placement tasks. These two models will be examined separately and in combination to support the range and depth of field placement learning.

UOW Authors


  •   Fox, Mim
  •   Higgins, Maree (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Fox, M. & Higgins, M. (2017). The Cake Model and the Three Stage Theory Framework: a new and existing model working together in the development of a practice framework on field placement. ANZWWER Symposium Southport QLD: Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research.

Place Of Publication


  • Southport QLD

Abstract


  • This paper showcases one new visual model and one theoretical adaptation of a familiar model to be used in field placements with social work students. The combination of these models allows students to conceptualise their interventions across a range of micro, macro and meso tasks to facilitate change. Working with this practice framework, students can deepen their identity as a practitioner and grow their confidence in field placements. The first model discussed is The Cake Model which facilitates the scaffolding of surface and deep learning, while maintaining a unique perspective on every student and their learning journey. The outcome of this process can be likened to a delightful cake ready to be eaten, an analogy that offers a stimulating method of analysing and ritualising the placement schedule. The second is a theoretical adaptation of the Three Stage Theory Framework (Collingwood, 2005, 2008), a visual model that facilitates the linking of theory to primarily direct practice. This paper will present a framework that promotes theoretical deconstruction and analysis with macro and meso practice tasks on field placements, alongside direct placement tasks. These two models will be examined separately and in combination to support the range and depth of field placement learning.

UOW Authors


  •   Fox, Mim
  •   Higgins, Maree (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Fox, M. & Higgins, M. (2017). The Cake Model and the Three Stage Theory Framework: a new and existing model working together in the development of a practice framework on field placement. ANZWWER Symposium Southport QLD: Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research.

Place Of Publication


  • Southport QLD