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ERIC Number: EJ1152360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
An Exploration of the Lived Experiences of Year Six Children on a Residential Trip to Normandy
Green, Michael
Education 3-13, v45 n5 p599-612 2017
Over the last decade, a plethora of research has been undertaken into learning outside the classroom and its resultant benefits on pupils [Dillon, J., M. Rickinson, K. Teamey, M. Morris, M. Y. Choi, D. Sanders, and P. Benefield. 2006. "The Value of Outdoor Learning: Evidence from Research in the UK and Elsewhere." "School Science Review" 87 (320): 107-111; Peacock, A. 2006. "Changing Minds: The Lasting Impact of School Trips." University of Exeter; Malone, K. 2008. "Every Experience Matters." Farming and Countryside Education; Waite, S. 2011. "Children Learning Outside the Classroom from Birth to Eleven." London: Sage; Beames, S., P. Higgins, and R. Nicol. 2012. "Learning Outside the Classroom: Theory Guidelines and Practice." Abingdon: Routledge). Despite this wealth of research very little has been conducted into residential field trips. The research carried out in this study focuses specifically on exploring the residential experience of a group of 10- and 11-year-old children from a junior school in the UK who participated in a one-week residential field trip to Normandy, France, staying in a Chateau and undertaking both cultural and historical activities. The findings reveal what children can gain from participating in such an experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France; United Kingdom
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