TEACHING-LEARNING METHODS IN FIELDWORK SUPERVISION: Lessons from the Field Instruction Program of the UP CSWCD Department of Community Development

Ma. Theresa V. Tungpalan


This is a practice-based study focusing on the experiences of the UP-CSWCD Department of Community Development on fieldwork supervision. It puts together experiences, reflections, lessons and challenges of supervising CD students in varied community settings. Analysis and synthesis are intertwined processes. Using reflexive research approaches, the paper presents teaching-learning methods relevant to fieldwork supervision in a popular format for easy recall. Three emerging characters are described: supervisor-mentor, supervisor-nurturer, and teacher-activist. This means that fieldwork supervision goes beyond teaching-mentoring. It becomes part of one’s advocacy and service commitment to pro-poor development agenda.