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TIE (Tanzania Institute of Education)
The Importance of Educational Tours for Pupils/Students
Students learn best when they can see, hear, and experience things first-hand. Multi-sensory learning is an important part of school life, and school trips answer the requirements of all five senses.
It’s because of this that schools arrange trips to help children learn more about the subjects that they are studying. Educational trips can be used to support all kinds of subjects; History, Geography, Science and Languages are the most popular, but they can also support cultural enrichment and wider social development.
Educational tours are a crucial component of the academic program because they give students the chance to learn outside of the classroom and get useful practical experience. There is a proverb that goes, “I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I comprehend,” and it refers to the idea that seeing something being done in a certain location helps people remember it better.
The importance of Educational Tours:
1. Interactive Learning
Field trips help students to interact with what they are learning. The experience goes beyond reading about a concept; students are able to see it, manipulate it or participate in it physically. Students are able to see elements with their eyes rather than reading about it and believing what they are told in books or by educators. These tours provide the students with the opportunity of learning through travel, especially to places that they may not otherwise get to visit. Educational trips provide valuable educational opportunities away from the classroom, without using textbooks and other tools which are used in a normal school setting. Students on educational trips can often learn while having fun in a more informal environment. If the educational trip destination has a professional guide who do hands-on teaching to visiting students such as at a science centre or historical museum, the learners will be excited to learn from someone new.
The learning trips also provide entertainment for students.
They often act as a powerful motivator for students. Breaking away from the routine provides students refreshment that might make them more focused back in the studies. Learning and fun always make a great combination. Field trips are considered as a fun, but the students learn as well, whether they realize it or not. No matter how much students learn during an educational trip, their favourite memories may be based on their enjoyment of the day. Getting away from the Institute for a day or even half a day is always exciting for students and educational trips are always highly anticipated. Students will have fun with their friends or classmates and they also may return to the classroom with a renewed focus.
3. Exposure to new cultures and environments
Field tours are incredibly enriching and educational for students. Educational tours provide the opportunity for students to learn about different customs, traditions, and ways of life in other countries or regions. These tours are organised to focus on specific subjects, such as history, language, art, or science, or they can be more general in nature, allowing students to experience a wide range of cultural and educational activities.
4. Building of lifelong memories
In addition to the academic benefits, educational tours also provide an opportunity for students to build lifelong memories. These trips allow students to make new friends, bond with their classmates, and create memories that will stay with them for a lifetime. Hence, educational tours are a valuable educational tool that helps students learn about the world and build lasting memories.