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"During 2012, Lecturer Jo Mensinga, Associate Lecturers Tracey Dickinson and Sandra Croaker engaged with James Cook University (JCU) Social Work Field education stakeholders to develop an e-portfolio for field placement student assessment. The e-portfolio assessment tool was implemented into the JCU Social Work Field Education curriculum in Semester 1, 2013.
This poster will illustrate the Action Research process and showcase:
• The various strategies implemented by Researchers that utilised current resources and processes within the Field Education Unit to facilitate participation, develop an informed data collection process, increase stakeholder investment into the project without increasing participants’ workloads.
• The process and lens of the researchers in analysing the data to inform the design of the e-portfolio assessment tool will highlight the influence of current JCU Teaching and Learning Policy and the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW) Standards on the final product.
• Preliminary feedback from stakeholders and
• Researchers identified benefits of the Action Research process on the project.