The four year social work degree program at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia celebrates its first decade this year. The program began as, and has remained firmly grounded on, an experience-based model of learning. In 1993 the five members of the teaching team received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Newcastle. there are now 8 full-time faculty and about 40 students in each of the four years of the full-time program. The author, one of the three inaugural faculty, reflects on her experience of applying this model of learning to social work practice.
Reflections (Longbeach): Narratives of Professional Helping Vol. 8, Issue 2, p. 49-54