Get your students out of the building and into the community!
A field trip is an opportunity for students to leave the classroom to learn about course-related content outside of the school environment. A short-term visit to a business or community organization allows students to access and apply content in new ways.
How does this fit with my class?
Students have opportunities to observe and investigate activities related to specific jobs and careers. Field trips extend the learning environment and emphasize the relationship between school and work.
- Expand knowledge of current trends in the community or an industry
- Network with professionals and community members
- Utilize professional communication skills in an authentic setting
- In school
- Out of school
What will my students gain?
Communication and Collaboration
- Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts;
- Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions;
- Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade);
- Communicate effectively in diverse environments
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems;
- Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes
Productivity and Accountability
- Present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette;
- Respects cultural differences and works effectively with people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds