It is a trip by students to gain
firsthand knowledge away from
What are some best practices?
Field trips should be interesting, informative and FUN for all students.
Field trip hosts should share their knowledge with participants and within their scope of their own experience.
Field trips should also help to enhance the student's learning and give them an opportunity to build their
Roles of the educator & the students:
Ensure student/teacher ratios are met
Required insurance coverage
Academic value of the activity?
Magnitude of risks involved in the proposed activity?
Enhanced sense of community
Creates an interest in new professions
Parental permission forms & costs associated with activity
Informal learning environment
Reinforces class instruction
Engagement & socialization with new classmates
Peaks curiosity within learners
Retention of "episodic memories"
Transportation issues &expenses
Supervisory ratios must be met
Requires a lot of planning & preparation
Teachers must enforce rules strictly
Location space & seating capacity