Teaching And Learning Activities Outside The Classroom to Improve The Quality of Learning For Students

  • Linta Wafdan Hidayah Universitas Islam Madura
Keywords: Teaching, Learning, Outside activities

Abstract

Teaching and learning can become inherently spontaneous and student-centered when moved from the confines of the classroom into the world at large. From the collaborative learning atmosphere that results from the unique relationships developed outside the classroom, to the deep learning that occurs when students must put into practice “in the real world” what they have theorized about from behind a desk, field experiences are unmatched in their learning potential. Field experiences early in a student‟s career can be formative and can inspire students to continue in a field. The outside the classroom learning experience, commonly known as “field trip”, is a type of experiential learning which get students away from the formal classroom into a new environment. It can as simple as taking the class out on to the campus for a drawing exercise. Outside classroom activities can include summer field camps, extended stays at research stations and even a semester abroad.. the potential benefits for teaching and learning outside the classroom activities can be enormous . putting a class into a different physical setting generates a bond among class members and creates a learning community. Sometimes simply getting to the field trip destination is an opportunity for students to get to know each other, as well as their instructor. Active field trips can also offer unprecedented opportunities for experiential learning.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

BARKER, S., SLINGSBY, D. and TILLING, S. (2002). Teaching Biology Outside the Classroom: is it Heading for Extinction? A Report on Biology Fieldwork in the 14-19 Curriculum (FSC Occasional Publication 72). Shrewsbury: Field Studies Council Children’splan: buildingbrighterfutures,DCSF,2007;www.dcsf.gov.uk/publications/childrensplan/.

Department for Education and Employment (1998) Health and Safety of Pupils on Educational Visits, HMSO, London.

DILLON, J., MORRIS, M., O’DONNELL, L., REID, A., RICKINSON, M. and SCOTT, W. (2005). Engaging and Learning with the Outdoors - the Final Report of the Outdoor Classroom in a Rural Context Action Research Project. Slough: NFER.

Health and safety of pupils on educational visits (HSPV2), DfEE, 1998; http://publications.teachernet.gov.uk/default.aspx?PageFunction=productdetails&PageMode=publications&ProductId=HSPV2&.

How well are they doing? The impact of children’s centres and extended schools (HMI 070021) Ofsted, 2008; www.ofsted.gov.uk//publications/070021.

Laws, K. (1989) Learning geography through fieldwork, in Fien, J., Gerber, R. and, P. (eds) The Geography Teacher's Guide to the Classroom, 2nd edition,Macmillan, Melbourne.

Learning Media (1992) Anywhere, Everywhere, Ministry of Education, New Zealand.

Learning outside the classroom manifesto (ISBN 978-1-64478-861-3), DfES, 2006;www.teachernet.gov.uk/teachingandlearning/resourcematerials/outsideclassroom/.

Outdoor education: aspects of good practice (HMI 2151), Ofsted, 2004;www.ofsted.gov.uk/publications/2151.

OFSTED.2004. Outdoor education: Aspects of good practice. London: Ofsted.

RICKINSON, M., DILLON, J., TEAMEY, K., MORRIS, M., CHOI, M., SANDERS, D. and BENEFIELD, P. (2004). A Review of Research on Outdoor Learning. Shrewsbury: Field Studies Council.

Rogers, A. (ed) (1995) Taking Action: An Environmental Guide For You and Your Community, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi.

Staying safe action plan (ISBN 978-1-84775-106-5), DCSF, 2008;http://www.ttrb.ac.uk/viewArticle2.aspx?contentId=14132%20.

The curriculum in successful primary schools (HMI 553), Ofsted, 2002; www.ofsted.gov.uk/publications/553.

UESCO. 2010. Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future. http://www.google.co.id/url?q=http://www.unesco.org/education/tlsf/docs/module_26.doc.

Article Metrics

Abstract view : 52 times
Published
2015-12-24
How to Cite
Hidayah, L. (2015). Teaching And Learning Activities Outside The Classroom to Improve The Quality of Learning For Students. Wacana Didaktika, 3(2), 112-121. https://doi.org/10.31102/wacanadidaktika.3.2.112-121