Educational Tours for students provide them with an opportunity to collaborate with teachers, and integrate new perspectives with informal environments to enhance learning initiatives. Among the many educational tour benefits, skill development is the most important. In order to meet several educational tour objectives, students need to apply skills, values and general knowledge in new settings.
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Important Educational Tour Objectives
1. Effective Learning
Learning is the process of acquiring new knowledge or modifying the existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences. Learning is more effective when it comes through experiences. To acquire first-hand knowledge about a different side of living, such as rural India or tough terrain in Himalayas. Using the knowledge acquired to gain an understanding of programs, policies, services and procedures that impact society’s systems.
2. Personal Development
Educational Tour offers the perfect informal setup for discussion, dialogues and experiences which helps in developing various life-skills, such as team building, time management etc. to enhance one’s reach and impact in society. To focus on self-awareness in a personal as well as a professional context. To accept the importance of differences and diversity, and to be sensitive to every individual, irrespective of the difference in opinions.
3. Deepen Social and Historical Knowledge
Educational tour expose students to different lifestyles, places, people and era. When on educational tour students broaden the understanding of every aspect of the place and it’s people. Students gain first hand experiences and which allows teachers to expand the topic which is not possible during the normal class.
4. Develop Critical Thinking
There are several studies suggest that educational tour stimulates student’s reasoning skills. In a recent study in University of Arkansas researcher asked twelfth grade students to write an essay on painting by Bo Bartlett called ” The Box” in Crystal Bridges Museum. Some students were assigned for museum trip by lottery and they showed 9 percent improvement in critical thing skills and also the ability to describe the painting.
5. Respect for Culture
When students travel to different geographies they are exposed to ideas, customs and social behavior of other societies. This may be through various experiences like Homestay Style of Trekking or participating in community work in different geographies. These activities make students to able to indulge in culturally different situations, and dealing with them appropriately.
6. Enhances Perspective
To have a better understanding of issues related to socio-economic factors, poverty, substance abuse, interpersonal relationships, community violence, social injustice, mental health problems etc. Gaining access to appropriate resources to deal with such issues.
7. Effective Communication
To develop communication skills to effectively participate in society’s aspects and contribute for the betterment of individuals.
few other benefits are to focus on all kinds of practice skills related to the destination for the field trip. Using these skills for the upliftment of members in society.To integrate multiple social work practices and theories to apply general knowledge in different situations.
With an understanding of these educational tour objectives, it becomes easier for students to focus on learning experiences in field tours. It allows them to have an understanding about the importance of educational tours and their benefits. If you’re planning to conduct a field tour for your students, get in touch with us by clicking here.
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