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【Field Practicum

      There are two types of fieldwork placements: a concurrent placement and a block placement. For the block placement, students do no classroom work during summer and spend 40 hours per week for 8 weeks in agencies. For the concurrent placement, students work as interns for 12 hours a week for a period of 16 weeks, constituting not less than 200 hours. In total, the minimum hours of fieldwork are around 520.

      According to the requirement of the Social Work Act, social workers who provide on-site supervision at the practicum site must have a social work background with at least three years practical experience. Furthermore, faculty members at universities who oversee the students’ experience in practicum, visit students at the placement sites and award the students’ grades.