Making the most of
and field trips
“Field trips offer an excellent
bridge between the work of the
school and the work of the
1. To facilitate optimum learning
experiences through educational
field trips .
2. To provide a variety of
experiences and enhance the
Procedures we follow to avoid
failed study trips includes this step:
1.Preliminary planning by the
2.Preplanning with others
going on the trip.
3.Taking the field trip itself.
4.Post-field trip follow up
For preliminary planning by the teacher,
Brown (1969) proposes the following:
Make the preliminary contacts, a tour on
final arrangements with the place to be
Make the final arrangements with the school
principal about the details of the trip: time,
schedule, transportation arrangements,
finances, and permission slips from parents.
Make a tentative route plan, subject to later
alteration based on class planning and
Try to work out mutually satisfactory
arrangements with other teachers if the trip
will conflict with their classes.
Discuss the objectives of the trip and write
them down. The main objective should be
included in the permit slip given to the
parents and should be consulted later when
the trip is evaluated.
Prepare a list of questions to send ahead of
the guide of the study trip.
Define safety and behavior standards for the
journey there and for the field trip site itself.
Discuss appropriate dress. Comfortable
shoes for walking are important.
Before a trip, use a variety of learning
materials in order to give each student a
background for the trip.
Preplanning with others to join the trip
Other people accompanying the group need
to be oriented on the objectives, route,
behavior standards required of everyone so
they can help enforce these standards.
These may be parents who will assist the
teachers, other teachers and/or school
Taking the field trip
•Distribute route map of places to be
•Upon arriving at the destination, teacher
should check the group and introduce the
•Special effort should be made to ensure that:
The trip keeps to the time schedule
The students have the opportunity to obtain
answers to questions
The group participates courteously in the
The guide sticks closely to the list questions.
Educational benefits derived
from a field trip
1. The acquisition of lasting concepts and change in
attitudes are rooted on concrete and rich experiences.
2. Field trips bring us to the world beyond the
3. Field trips have a wide range of application. It is not
meant only for children. It is also for adult. It is not only
mean for social science subjects. It is for all other
subjects as well.
4. It can bring about a lot of realizations which may lead
to changes in attitudes and insights. The field trip “can
nurture curiosity; build a zest for new experience, and a
sense of wander.”
These educational benefits can
compensate for the drawbacks of field
trips, some of which are:
1. It is costly
2. It involves logistics
3. It is extravagant with time
4. Contains an element of uncertainty.
Disadvantage of field trip
A field trip may be a visit to a scenic
spot or to a historical place.
Community resources can be a
persons and places in the community.
There are other people in the
community who can be excellent
Different places and
Role- play the situation: you intend to
bring your class to a field trip. Play
your role as teacher in the three
1. Advance planning
2. Taking the trip
3. Follow up activities
Write an essay about your past
experience in field trip.