With the rise of standardized testing in schools and the emphasis placed on improved test scores, the time and money for enrichment activities, such as field trips to museums, plummet. Are educational field trips being replaced with “reward” field trips? Both student and teachers report that field trips should be educational and fun, but what are they really getting out of these visits? In this webinar, three researchers shared their findings on the value of field trips for student success and inter-personal growth, and teachers’ needs to ensure a successful visit to the museum.
Brian Kisida, researcher at the University of Arkansas and co-author of “The Educational Value of Field Trips”
Mary Ann Wojton, COSI, Columbus Lifelong Learning Group
Al Onkka, Science Museum of Minnesota, Researcher and Evaluator