Field trip

Please cite as follows: Chan, CKY (2019). "Field Trip", Assessment Resources@HKU.

Educational fieldtrips are used to augment classroom learning by taking students outside of the school to participate in exploratory activities at a featured location. There are many potential destinations, such as institutions like museums, community centers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and workplaces, or places like historical, geological or biologically diverse sites. As a type of experiential learning, fieldtrips can be engaging and enjoyable while also exposing students to specific aspects of the real world and allowing them to gain unique first-hand experiences. Fieldtrips can vary in length, from wrapping up within a day, requiring a few overnight stays, to over a week if the destination is in a different country.

Field trip cases
Assessing Student Performance in an Overseas Law Course at Boston University
Learning Greek History in Greece, Assessing Field Trips at Victoria University of Wellington
Assessing Student Learning in Architectural Field Trips at Clemson University
Assessing a Field-intensive Geography Class at the University of Western Ontario