|Teacher Training: a Reference Manual (Peace Corps, 1986, 176 p.)|
|Chapter 1 what a teacher trainer needs to know|
Purpose: To allow participants to experience, firsthand, the topic of study. Field trips generally bring to life ideas that have been discussed and analyzed in class.
Description: Field trips should be well-planned and help stimulate the interest of the participants. The trainer must be aware of financial and time factors and coordinate field trips accordingly. Teaching methods, classroom design, or implementation of instructional materials, for example, can all be witnessed firsthand by visiting schools and other educational facilities.
a. Participants are briefed on field trip - location, time and purpose of trip. Objectives for the trip are outlined.
b. Trainer may help formulate a list of questions, observations, or considerations that the participants may wish to investigate.
c. Field trips is conducted - this may include escorts by community leaders and/or explanations by location specialists.
d. After field trip, participants are debriefed. The field trip is discussed and critiqued. Objectives are discussed and a question and answer period allows for participant interaction and sharing of ideas.