International Journal of Social Policy & Education

ISSN 2689-4998 (print), 2689-5013 (online)

DOI: 10.61494/ijspe

Fieldwork Placement Revelation in Hong Kong Indigenous Practices – Languages

Dr. Chan Yuk Sim Catherine & Dr. Fung Chi Ho Benjamin


Fieldwork education is an essential and an integral part of the curriculum of social work and helps students to develop professional behavior. Fieldwork training can foster the integration of theories and practice-based knowledge. Hong Kong is a place where Chinese and foreigners gather, and Chinese and English are equally important. However, English is the main language of instruction in most College. During the fieldwork placement, students are required to submit assignments in English writing. However, some fieldwork supervisors also said that students have practical abilities, but they often fail to express them in their reports while in English writing. For some students with weak English writing skills, they are very worried that their grades will be affected. This question is worth exploring especially in Hong Kong’s situation.