Following successful completion of a school-based extended practicum, all teacher candidates in the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program participate in a three-week Community Field Experience (CFE). In most cases, the community field experience occurs outside of schools in placements hosted by community partners. Research informs us that such “non-formal” educational involvement helps teachers develop a broader, more holistic view of education. Some field experiences take place in a school context that is very different from the extended practicum site, and others take place in locations across the province, country and internationally. By taking part in the CFE, teacher candidates will expand their concept of potential learning sites and how they might get involved, either as a career option, or as a classroom teacher with an understanding of educational community connections. During the initial registration process, teacher candidates will indicate their preference for a community field experience placement by theme or geographic region.
Some of our community partners and teacher candidates share their thoughts on the field experience. See the publications section for an inspiring report on an international field experience. For a full list of Community Partners go to the CFE site.
Community Field Experience (formerly The Enhanced Practicum)
- Rural and International Orientation -TEO Community Field Experience | 19th Oct 2013 12:30:pm – 19th Oct 2013 1:30:pm |
- Meet and Greet Partners – TEO Community Field Experience | 24th Oct 2013 1:00:pm – 24th Oct 2013 3:00:pm | Vancouver Art Gallery
- CFE Practicum | 9th Jun 2014 – 27th Jun 2014 | BC wide