Field Studies

1. EDUC 1025 School Experience


  • Eligibility: Students of the following programmes ONLY
    BA (Hons) in English Language & Literature and BEd (Hons) in English Language Teaching
    BA (Hons) in History and BEd (Hons) in Liberal Studies Teaching
    BSSc (Hons) in Sociology and BEd (Hons) in Liberal Studies Teaching
    BSSc (Hons) in Geography and BEd (Hons) in Liberal Studies Teaching
  • Programme Organizer: Department of Education Studies, HKBU
  • Period: Year 2, Semester 2 (4-year curriculum); Year 3, Semester 2 (5-year curriculum)
  • Credit Units: 2 units
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Major
  • Category in curriculum: Major required
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Academic Transcript
  • Features:
    School Experience lasts for 3 to 4 weeks. This course aims at enabling student-teachers to gain an understanding of the structure and operation of a school and of various aspects of the life of a teacher through seminars, on-site participation, observation as well as supervision and facilitation from school and university personnel.
  • URL: http://educ.hkbu.edu.hk/

2. EDUC 3006 Supervised Teaching Practice I (STP1)/ EDUC 3016 Supervised Teaching Practice II (STP2)


  • Eligibility: Students of the following programmes ONLY:
    BA (Hons) in English Language & Literature and BEd (Hons) in English Language Teaching
    BA (Hons) in History and BEd (Hons) in Liberal Studies Teaching
    BSSc (Hons) in Sociology and BEd (Hons) in Liberal Studies Teaching
    BSSc (Hons) in Geography and BEd (Hons) in Liberal Studies Teaching
  • Programme Organizer: Department of Education Studies, HKBU
  • Period:
    STP1: Year 3, Semester 2 (4-year curriculum); Year 4, Semester 2 (5-year curriculum)
    STP2: Year 4, Semester 1 (4-year curriculum); Year 5, Semester 1 (5-year curriculum)
  • Credit Units: 4 units
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Major
  • Category in curriculum: Major required
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Academic Transcript
  • Features:
    Supervised Teaching Practice I & II lasts for 6-8 weeks each, aims at providing an opportunity for student-teachers to integrate theories of education and teaching methodology with practice. To encourage constructive collegial exchange of pedagogic ideas, the host school will appoint a School Mentor to advise the student-teacher during Field Practice.
  • URL: http://educ.hkbu.edu.hk/

3. EDUC 2026 Overseas Immersion Programme


  • Eligibility: Students of BA (Hons) in English Language & Literature and BEd (Hons) in English Language Teaching ONLY
  • Programme Organizer: Department of Education Studies, HKBU
  • Period: Year 2, Semester 2 (4-year curriculum); Year 2, Summer (5-year curriculum)
  • Credit Units: 2 units (4-year curriculum); 3 units (5-year curriculum)
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Major
  • Category in curriculum: Major required
  • Location: Overseas
  • Student Profile Record: Academic Transcript
  • Features:
    Students are required to attend a 6-8 week Language Immersion Programme in an English-speaking environment, undertaken in the summer prior to the start of the Year 3 academic year. The Overseas Immersion Programme provides students with immersion in an English-speaking culture through participation in a variety of activities.
  • URL: http://educ.hkbu.edu.hk

4. SOWK 3005 Field Practice I / SOWK 4008-9 Field Practice II


  • Eligibility: Students of Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) ONLY
  • Programme Organizer: Department of Social Work, HKBU
  • Period: Depending on curriculum
  • Credit Units: 10 units
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Major
  • Category in curriculum: Major required
  • Location: Local
  • Student Profile Record: Academic Transcript
  • Features:
    The basic objectives of field practice are to help students to integrate academic and professional knowledge with practice skills, to acquire the value and identity of the professionals, and to prepare for employment as professional practitioners upon graduation. Through field placement, students are expected to develop self-awareness and the ability to integrate knowledge with practice and to sharpen their diagnostic and interceptive skills for application to a broad range of social work roles in working with individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • URL: http://sowk.hkbu.edu.hk/

5. GEOG 3005 Field Camp


  • Eligibility: Students of the following programmes ONLY
    BSSc (Hons) in Geography
    BSSc (Hons) in Geography & BEd (Hons) in Liberal Studies Teaching
    BSSc (Hons) in China Studies - Geography Option
  • Programme Organizer: Department of Geography, HKBU
  • Period: Year 2, Semester 2 (3-year curriculum); Year 3, Semester 2 (4-year curriculum)
  • Credit Units: 0 unit (3-year curriculum); 0 unit (4-year curriculum)
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Major
  • Category in curriculum: Major required
  • Location: Overseas/ Mainland
  • Student Profile Record: Academic Transcript
  • Features:
    Field camp covers a seven- to nine-day period. Usually it is based in southern China or Southeast Asia. A wide range of geographical field techniques are utilized in the collection of geographic information and for conducting field research into physical, cultural and developmental problems. Students must complete the programme to the Department's satisfaction for graduation.
  • URL: http://geog.hkbu.edu.hk/?page_id=885

6. CHST 3005 Summer Sojourn


  • Eligibility: Students of BSSc (Hons) in China Studies ONLY
  • Programme Organizer: Programme Office of China Studies, HKBU
  • Period: Year 2, Summer (3-year curriculum); Year 3, Semester 2 (4-year curriculum)
  • Credit Units: 0 unit (3-year curriculum); 3 units (4-year curriculum)
  • Mode (Discipline-related): Major
  • Category in curriculum: Major required
  • Location: Mainland
  • Student Profile Record: Academic Transcript
  • Features:
    The Summer Sojourn Programme is a distinctive feature of the China Studies Programme in which all students are required to spend five weeks at Tsinghua University in Beijing at the end of the Third Year. The programme includes seminars on topics related to current issues in China, which are given by renowned Chinese scholars and senior government officials, and field visits to places such as factories, farms, historical sites, government offices, and research institutions.
  • URL: http://chinast.hkbu.edu.hk/academics_tsinghua/