The Focus of Field Trips

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Leaving school for a field trip has usually been one of the highlights students enjoy, but few of them really think of it as an educational experience. They tend to look at it as a fun day with few academic expectations, yet most field trips do have learning as a goal. While students see it as only a day of fun, teachers and the parents who chaperone the trip understand it is an important part of their education.

Taking time out from regular classes can be a logistical nightmare for educators, but it is a welcome experience if students learn to see education in a different light. Many field trips help ignite a student’s enthusiasm for a particular subject, and they assist educators in their goal of teaching complex concepts. No matter where the trip takes them, coming back to school as a more educated group is the focus of every field trip.