ERIC Number: ED224560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Field Trips: An Adventure in Learning.
Designed primarily to assist instructors offering courses for early childhood personnel, the material in this resource book conceptualizes field trips as a total learning experience requiring careful planning for specified information to be learned. The material is divided into three units, each with a different focus. The first unit provides a theoretical overview emphasizing how children learn through experience. The second unit deals with the curriculum content of field trips. This section includes a large number of activities and resource materials which focus on the content of specific trips and describes how each might be used to encourage language development, promote sensory perception, develop problem-solving abilities, etc. Also included in this unit are eight "learning adventure sheets" which suggest activities to use before and after trips to make the trips more meaningful to children. In addition, psychological and emotional factors affecting children are discussed in this unit. The third unit deals with the necessary but more mechanical details of planning for trips--such considerations as transportation, timing, and arranging for extra help. The resource materials provided include forms, checklists, and guidelines geared to facilitate children's remembering essential details. In conclusion, suggestions for further reading are offered. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Field Trips, Guidelines, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Teachers, Resource Materials, Safety
Toys 'n Things Press, 906 North Dale, St. Paul, MN 55103 ($7.95, plus $1.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Toys 'n Things Training and Resource Center, St. Paul, MN.; Minnesota Curriculum Services Center, White Bear Lake.