Call for Journal Articles: Student Experiences of Learning in the Field

ACWA is calling for article submissions for a new section we are introducing in the next edition of our developing practice journal that will spotlight the reflections of those working at the coalface.

Who can contribute?
The new section, which is titled ‘From discourse to action: Reflections on learning in the field’, will feature articles by honours students that focus on their experience of a significant learning during their placement. High-level quality of writing is required, and supervisors will be required to nominate the student.

If you are supervising a social work student who is currently on placement with your agency, or who has recently completed a placement, and you think they would be able to write an informative and thoughtful piece, could you ask them if they would like to write and contribute an article.

What to write about
We are after short reflective articles that are focused on current practice including, but not limited to, the use and impact of technology in child and family welfare. Examples of critical reflection undertaken by students within child and family welfare field placements would be well regarded.

How to submit an article
Please submit your article by July 15 by using the DP 49 Student Article Submission Form. The length should be 500–1,000 words.

Articles should be submitted by the supervisor and emailed to using the subject heading DP49: Student articles. 

What happens next?
Each submission will be reviewed by the Guest Editor, who will then decide which contributions will be accepted for publication. Once the review process is completed supervisors will be notified of the outcome. Articles which are accepted will appear in Issue 49 of developing practice, which is due to be published in August.