Research based methods for successful field trips, including specific examples for a geoscience course The Out-of-Classroom Experience by Dave Douglass: In its simplest form, this may involve field trips into a community where students will have occasions to have discussions with community members or local experts on an issue related to course content. Even greater learning potentials and community benefits rest in more intensive forms of community engagement in the form of service learning projects. These projects, typically designed by both faculty and community partners, allow for students to learn in highly effective ways while helping a community address its needs.
Do real learning occur in classrooms? Have u ever thought why we all are sent to classrooms for learning one thing or other? Learning do occur in the classrooms but its just for academic purposes where to grab marks and boast among others.
The real goal of education or learning is to prepare a child to reach his adulthood, means to become a person with good morals, behavior and good problem solving and decision making skills.
And what does this education meant to be? Is it just sitting in the classroom from say 9 to 4 most of the times yawning. How many of todays children have a chance to learn the morals, ethics in the classrooms.
We know that each and every child will imitate their parents or the elders at home in many things. For example we see our parents respecting their elders and learns to do the same. These are the morals we learn from outside the classrooms. We are told to help our grandparents to walk or to fetch something for them etc.
And also each person has his own value. Like some people will be adamant in keeping up their words. These values also forms from school not from classrooms even though the classrooms may influence these factors.
Behavior of a person also is influenced by the parents or their peers friends ,relatives. Problem solving is another factor as i mentioned needed for a person to survive. To succeed in this we should know how to find the needed information as well as how to use it And as an adult a person must be emotionally mature to face the problems.
We see a lot of suicides which is the end result of escaping from the problem. A good morale and ethics will help in this. Decision making is the sign of readiness of growing big.
Its most evident that as we grow up we decide upon the clothes worn, and at after the study we do some times choose our careers etc For a sound decision making we need other values for support. Sound decisions do help us to reach success.
So if not in classroom then, where is the best place for real learning??? But all the life we will not be sheltered inside the home under the wings of our parents We have a world around us, people around us.
The real world is the best place to learn and also as the famous saying "experience is the best teacher" The real education will not happen in a place where the environment is actually controlled by age-mates and monitored by an adult teacher.
Not a place where the child is exposed only to preplanned issues.
And who should actually direct a child in his learning??? The Guru comes only third. This confirms that home is our first school and parents are our first teachers in this world.
But the parents may have some restrictions in having expertise in certain things That is the reason the children are being sent to school.Yet education doesn’t just happen in the classroom.
It doesn’t just happen when you’re trying to remember which is x and which is y or who the King of England was in It happens in the intangible, unrecorded, unwritten and un-memorized moments in the corridors, in the yard and, if you’re lucky, behind the bike sheds.
Does real learning happen outside the classroom?
Education in a classroom is like petrol to a car, whereas education outside is like the engine with propels the car forward through the boulevard of life. Education outside of the classroom is often just as valuable if not more as the lessons children learn from textbooks. Advantages and disadvantages of learning outside the classroom. exploring the world with the help of computers is not as effective as taking students out of the classroom and letting them see the real world with their own eyes. The biggest advantage of the outdoor education is that children start to enjoy the process of learning because. Yet education doesn’t just happen in the classroom. It doesn’t just happen when you’re trying to remember which is x and which is y or who the King of England was in It happens in the intangible, unrecorded, unwritten and un-memorized moments in the corridors, in the yard and, if you’re lucky, behind the bike sheds.
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Real education happens after graduating from schools, colleges and universities.
Both inside and outside classroom experiences shape. To be successful, one must experience the real world outside the boundaries of a school environment, as one’s schooling day are just a small chapter in one’s life. I believe that one can learn more in the real world and society, than in the comforts of a school.
Education in a classroom is like petrol to a car, whereas education outside is like the engine with propels the car forward through the boulevard of life.
Education outside of the classroom is often just as valuable if not more as the lessons children learn from textbooks. Oftentimes, the learning experiences that change the lives of students happen outside the classroom.
Across the nation, colleges and universities are developing and embracing living learning programs as an opportunity to engage students more fully in the college experience.
Learning can be done anywhere. Classroom is just a resource from where you can gain some knowledge. Other such places are Internet, Experienced person, Books, real life situation (learning from mistakes of others').
But outside classroom quality of resource may vary. It may be better or worse.