Effects of field trips on alternative students' knowledge skills, attitudes, and relationships
Pyke, Krystal Leigh
MetadataShow full item record
Subjectalternative education; alternative students; curriculum-connected field trips; field trips; outdoor education
The purpose of this project was to understand how curriculum-connected experiential outdoor science programs can affect alternative school students’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes towards learning. Field trips represent an underused and potentially significant avenue for alternative schools to further support students both academically and psychologically. By using observations, discussion and one-on-one interviews, a qualitative analysis of participants’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and social engagement was conducted. After a series of five curriculum-connected field trips, participating students from an alternative school in British Columbia presented enriched understanding and knowledge of curriculum content, improved observation and communication skills, stronger relationships, and increased positive attitudes towards learning. Results suggest that curriculum-connected field trips provide positive hands-on experiences from which students can build understanding, develop skills, and cultivate positive learning relationships. This research may be used in the development and design of future programs for alternative students aimed at further supporting student achievement and success.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
A multi-perspective examination of the barriers to field-placement experiences for students with disabilities Flanagan, Tara; Benson, Fiona J; Fovet, Frédéric (Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014)In light of the innumerable changes in post-secondary environments that reflect a movement toward inclusive education and a reliance on real-world evaluations in the form of field placements, we report on our findings from ...
Newton, S. J. (Royal Roads Military College, 1989)Sub-mesoscale coherent vortices of Mediterranean water called meddies can be found in the main sound channel of the Canary Basin. Their positive temperature and salinity anomalies create a +16 m s-1 sound speed aberration ...
Krauel, D.P. (Aug-1978)A method is devised to predict the "worst case" shoreline concentrations in the effluent field discharged from a submerged ocean outfall. Three phases in the dilution process are recognized and are combined into an empirical ...