ERIC Number: ED240016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Tourism, Field Trips and Geographic Education.
Dilsaver, Lary M.
In university level geography education, both a market and a need exist for "learning trips" combining the elements of a field trip with those of a commercial tour. Planning such trips involves four steps. The first of these is to establish the conditions of the tour, including identification of the topical focus, specific destinations and sites to be visited (museums, geological sites, etc.), time available, costs, and participants' characteristics. The second step, planning the itinerary, requires day-to-day scheduling of sites and accommodations. Step three involves double checking and reworking this itinerary to account for unforeseen delays, travel times, and travel conditions. The final step, marketing the tour, lends itself to several options, from contracting with a tour company to enlisting the aid of the university continuing education department. An outline of a geographical learning tour conducted in Ireland provides a daily list that includes lodging, place, scenic features, and study topics of general geography and Ireland's geography. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Council for Geographic Education Conference (Ocho Rios, Jamaica, October 23-28, 1983).