ERIC Number: EJ987112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Excursions Take Learners on a Journey to Knowledge
Garbe, Gary E.
Phi Delta Kappan, v93 n7 p38-41 Apr 2012
A schoolwide class called Excursions helped a rural Wisconsin school create an environment where everyone could achieve whatever they were comfortable achieving without the restrictions of time. The purpose of an Excursion is to provide students the ability to take charge of their own learning, reflect on what they do, evaluate their work, make revisions, set new goals, and develop positive self-perceptions about their achievement.
Descriptors: Self Concept, Educational Environment, Cooperation, Inquiry, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Goal Orientation, Group Activities, Elementary School Students, Rural Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin