The School Partnership and Field Experience Office (SPFEO) serves as a central unit to support, coordinate and strengthen the policies and practices in school partnership, mentorship and field experience at the University level. The Office establishes and maintains mutually beneficial partnership with schools through actively supporting them in building a mentoring force and enhancing teachers' professional development.
The major roles and responsibilities of our office are as follows:
establish partnership with a network of schools to support student teachers in their field experience;
work with teaching staff of the University, and principals and mentors in the partnership schools to provide an environment conducive to learning for both student teachers and mentors;
support and coordinate the ongoing work in the University related to partnership, mentoring and field experience;
undertake and support research and development related to partnership, mentoring and field experience;
develop resources and activities designed to support the work of field experience supervisors and teacher mentors;
assist in both the development and implementation of policies related to field experience and partnership; and
contribute to teaching in accordance with the Office's area of expertise.