Field trips
Field trips are rich in educational possibilities as students learn from actual hands-on experiences, rather than by simply reading or hearing about something. Involvement in a real world experience makes learning more meaningful and memorable compared to regular classroom instructional programs.
Field trips make students aware of learning activities in everyday life. For instance, visits to supermarkets, post office, nature parks are typical field experiences, which we may fail to notice. A well-organized trip to a "normal" place is an excellent method of teaching students to observe, ask questions and learn in the large classroom.
This increases student-student and student-teacher social interaction too. Field trips provide an opportunity to involve students, parents and the teachers in the instructional program.
It also facilitates the learning of abstract concepts. Taking students on a field trip makes learning more effective as they will be able to gain many more ideas on the topic.
Ravi automobiles
Odeon mall
Ganpati pandal
Parle-G factory
Science Lab
Post Office
Some of the places visited by children are
Ravi automobiles, Odeon mall, Ganpati pandal, Parle-G factory, Science Lab, Aquarium, SPCA (Animal Hospital), Post office
Grades 1 to 8
The Neighborhood, Ice cream factory, Mangroves, Mahim nature park, Nehru Science Centre (Jurassic park fossils), Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Bhau daji Lad museum, Karnala Bird Sanctuary.
Field trips bridge the gap between theoretical and practical learning. Experiences of the real world, environment and its realities help to sensitize them and create awareness about the society that we live in.