Why Students Should Go on Field Trips | Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr, SC

What did you remember from school? Probably a field trip, a group project, or a special speaker helped you decide what made you who you are today. It could have also been something you did outside school that sparked your curiosity or passion.

Every student has a different world experience. To be successful in school, students need to have a wide variety of experiences. Having multiple experiences helps them think critically and develop their reading skills. Besides being able to relate to what they’ve been exposed to, field trips also benefit students. There are a variety of reasons why these field trips are practical for students.

Real Experiences

After leaving the classroom, students see the connections between what they’re learning and the world around them. They start to realize how their learning can help them solve real-world problems. This is very beneficial for them as they become more responsible individuals.

Accessibility

Through field trips, students can access different environments and tools unavailable in school. These activities allow them to develop critical thinking and solve real-world problems. They can also participate in citizen science projects and go on tours to an underwater ecosystem. Each experience helps students develop essential academic concepts.

Socioeconomic Benefits

Field trips can also help improve students’ skills as they become more tolerant and empathetic. According to a study by the University Of Arkansas, participants who went on a field trip to a museum experienced increased tolerance and critical thinking. Art allows students to think critically and creatively about different topics.

Academics

A study revealed that field trips could also improve the scores of middle school students on the state science test. It found that those who participated in science field trips scored higher on the test. Field trips and hands-on learning can also make concepts more memorable.

One of the most important factors that schools can consider when expanding their students’ worlds is the available resources and communities they can access. This allows them to develop a deeper understanding of their subjects. Through field trips, students can also appreciate a subject that’s hard to replicate in other media.

Published by Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr.

Gregory is registered in Georgia and specializes in advanced cardiovascular life support, basic life support, and CPR and AED. Wayne also holds a certification in Stroke Scale from NIHSS. Gregory Jr. graduated from Piedmont Technical College with a degree in Nursing in December 2019. He is currently completing his BSN with The University of Alabama and will graduate in August 2021. Wayne Emerson Gregory Jr. also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Government and Political Science from Furman University and a Masters in Public Administration from Clemson University.

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