the success of the first Symposium on Field Experience held in June
2001, the Second Symposium will continue the promotion of excellence
in field experience in Hong Kong by taking an active role in the
dissemination of best practices developed locally as well as overseas.
The theme of the Second Symposium is "Partnership in Field
Experience". It aims to nurture productive partnership in field
experience among schools, higher education institutions and the
government. Specific objectives are:
- to advance
collaboration among different teacher education institutions
- to share
different models of partnership in field experience
- to promote
the concept of partnership and mentorship to schools
- to bring
in interaction between international and local expertise
- to disseminate
the outcomes of practitioners' efforts to promote partnership,
mentoring and the quality of field experience
will be held on 17 & 18 October 2003 at the Hong Kong Institute
of Education. The first day will be devoted to academic discussion
of field experience and partnership, their theoretical underpinnings
and realisations. The second day will focus on current practices
in field experience, for example, pre-and post-lesson conferencing,
school-based mentoring, lesson study and partnership schools development.
The programme consists of keynote speeches, concurrent papers,
workshops, panel discussions and an open forum.
of the on-going partnership work between local higher education
institutions and schools will be mounted throughout the symposium.