• Herman Strydom North West University
  • Marie Ubbink North West University




This study focused on the value of a field excursion for final-year Social Work students as part of the research module with the aim of integrating the theory and practice of research. Students were expected to do unstructured interviewing with older persons in a deep rural community, with the main focus of the study being on the impressions and experiences of the students. Seven main themes were delineated in this study according to narratives given by participants, namely Social Work and research, feelings of the researcher, knowledge of the self, resilience, infrastructure, challenges facing the community and future perspectives.


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Author Biographies

Herman Strydom, North West University

Department of Social Work

Marie Ubbink, North West University

Department of social Work


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How to Cite

Strydom, H., & Ubbink, M. (2015). A FIELD TRIP AS PART OF THE SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH MODULE. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 51(4). https://doi.org/10.15270/51-4-465




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