Useful practices for organizing a field trip that enhances learning

Chi Yun Alan Wong, Simon Wong

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Abstract

The objective of this article is to outline some useful practices for organizing a field trip for hospitality and tourism students. A conceptual framework is proposed to guide the discussion based on the results of studying three different groups of students who took part in course-related field trips. Detailed explanations covering the pretrip, on-trip, and posttrip phases are provided of how to organize a field trip that enhances student learning. The active role of the teacher/educator throughout is the key to the success of any field trip. A summary of 14 useful practices for organizing a field trip that enhances learning is provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-260
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism
Volume8
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Field trip
  • Hospitality and tourism students
  • Role of teacher

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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