ERIC Number: ED084169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
How to Conduct a Field Trip. How to Do It Series, Number 12.
Bye, Edgar C.
This guide, one of a series of bulletins designed to aid the social studies teacher, relates the process of conducting a field trip. Such questions as what is a field trip, why have them, and who is involved are answered. Details of financing and scheduling are reviewed, noting special precautions of liability and safety. General preparation aspects discussed are ascertaining pupils' need for field trips and what community resources are available, keeping track of information, and determining the types of trips to take. Specific preparations mentioned include setting up objectives, teacher study of related literature and development of class work, and making the definite arrangements. Techniques for conducting a successful trip are supplemented by suggestions of further resource materials. The problem of appraising field work is approached from the question of the value of field studies as an educational technique in general and from concern with devising instruments for the evaluation of particular trips. A bibliography lists general materials, articles on what others are doing, and films and filmstrips. Related documents are SO 005 979-SO 006 000. (KSM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Community Resources, Enrichment, Evaluation Methods, Field Trips, Resource Materials, Safety, Social Studies, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
National Council for the Social Studies, 1201 Sixteenth Street, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.25; Quantity Discounts)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.