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By: Mr. Ederlino F. Parrilla, MSTCS

Making the Most of Community Resources and Field Trips

Field Trip an excellent

bridge between the
work of the school and
the work of the world
Making the Most of Community Resources and Field Trips

4 Steps in Planning a Field Trips:

1. Preliminary Planning by the
2. Preplanning with others going to the
Field Trip
3. Taking the Field Trip itself
4. Post-Field Trip follow up activities

For Preliminary Planning

 Make preliminary contacts, a tour on

final arrangements with the place to
be visited.
 Make final arrangements with the
school principal about the details of
the trips; time, schedule,
transportation, arrangements,
finances and permission slips from
For Preliminary Planning

 Make a tentative route plan, subject to

later alteration based on class
planning and objectives.
 Try to work out mutually satisfactory
arrangements with other teachers if
the trip will conflict with their classes.
 Prepare preliminary lists of questions
or other materials which will be
helpful in planning with the students .
Preplanning with Students Joining the trips

 Discuss the objectives of the trip and write

them down. The main objectives should be
included in the permit slip given to parents
and should be consulted later when the
trip is evaluated.
 Prepare a list of questions to send ahead
to the guide of the study trips.
 Define safety and behavior standards for
the journey there and for the field trip site

Preplanning with Students Joining the trips

 Discuss and decide on ways to document

the trip. Every one is expected to take
 List specific objects to be seen on their
way to the sites and on way home from the
 Discuss appropriate dress. Comfortable
shoes for walking are important.
 Before the trip, use a variety of learning
materials in order to give each student a
background for the trip. (e.g. viewing a
film, still pictures) 8
Preplanning with others Joining Trips

 Other people accompanying the

group need to be oriented on the
objectives, route, behavior
standards required of everyone so
they can help enforce these
standards. These may be parents
who will assist teachers, other
teachers and/or school
administrator staff.
Taking the Trip

 Distribute route map of places to be observed.

 Upon arriving at the destination, teacher

should check the group and introduce the

 Special effort should be made to ensure that:

the trip keeps to the time schedule, the
students have the opportunity to obtain
answers to the questions, the group
participates courteously in the entire trip, the
guide sticks closely to the list of question.
Evaluating Field Trip

 Could the same benefits be achieved by

other materials? Was it worth the time,
effort, and perhaps, extra money?
 Were there any unexpected problems
which could be foreseen another time?
 Were new interest developed?
 Should the trip be recommended to other
classes studying similar topics?

Education Benefits Derived from FT.
 Field trips can be fun and education
when they are well executed. They offer
us a number of educational benefits:
1. Field trips are opportunities for rich
and memorable experiences which are
fundamental to learning that lasts.
2. Field trips bring us to the world beyond
the classroom.
3. Field trips have a wide range of
4. It can bring a lot of realization which
may lead to changes in attitudes and
Education Benefits Derived from FT.
5. School for the blind:” I’m glad, I’m not
blind. What can we do to prevent
6. An automobile factory:" More and more
factory work is automated.
7. A museum:" There is so much to be
known and I know so little!”

Disadvantages of Field Trips

 It is costly
 It involves logistics
 It is extravagant with time
 Contains an element of uncertainty .