Students participating in field placements gain intensive, part-time/short-term, hands-on practical experience in a setting relevant to their subject of study. Field placements may not require the supervision of a registered or licensed professional, and the completed work experience hours are not required for professional certification. Field placements account for work-integrated learning experiences not encompassed by other forms, such as co-operative education, mandatory professional practicums, and internships.
Field placement program profiles
Library and Information Technology students complete their placements in libraries around Saskatoon and across the province, increasing their exposure to a variety of library settings.
Global Health students complete a local or international full-time placement at a health-based organization.
Students in three programs gain experience by providing residents at two adult living communities with care and essential services.
Students in Interactive Arts and Sciences and the GAME program complete an 80 hour placement in interactive media production.
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) students enhance their workplace readiness skills through a field placement.
Digital painting and expanded animation students create a full length animation to accompany a live orchestra performance.
Third year Sport Management students complete an 80 hour placement with a Brock athletic team or within the Department of Sport Management.
- Jenset, I. S., Hammerness, K., & Klette, K. (2019). Talk about field placement within campus coursework: Connecting theory and practice in teacher education. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 63(4), 632-650.
- Greenblatt, A., Muskat, B., & Perlman, I. (2019). 10 years later…Are rotational field placements working? Clinical Social Work Journal, 47, 43-52.
- Deane, F. P., Gonsalvez, C., Joyce, C., & Britt, E. (2018). Developmental trajectories of competency attainment amongst clinical psychology trainees across field placements. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 74, 1641-1652.
You can view more relevant literature on field placements by visiting WatCACE's WIL research portal.