|Why are school trips so important in any education system?|
Why are school trips so important in any education system?
School trips provide the student with many personal and behavioral skills, most notably the development of his ability to communicate with others and the formation of different relationships, as well as to strengthen self-confidence through the habit of self-responsibility. Frequent participation in school trips and recreational activities contribute to the imagination of children and help them to enhance their creative potential and discover their inner abilities, as well as the development of creative sense and the ability to innovate.
What is the importance of school trips and educational tours for students
The school is an educational institution that bears the responsibility to build the personality of the student at the scientific, cultural, psychological and cognitive levels, all of which are sound and oriented towards achieving humanitarian, educational, developmental and training goals. Any part of the constituent parts of this institution, all the parts are integrated to achieve the higher goals, and in this context should not be considered recreational activities a dune or non-educational, but on the contrary, it must be dealt with as part of the educational process. The school trips or field trips are very beneficial for students and the most important steps that lead to the framework of the unintended and indirect education that its effectiveness and impact of educators in the formation of the student's personality.
School trips or field trips are not just recreational activities, but experts consider them an integral part of the educational system. Most parents consider school trips to be secondary recreational activities, so they usually underestimate their role and influence. However, social and educational specialists have a different view. They stressed the importance of school trips, of all kinds, entertainment styles, and always call parents to encourage children to participate in this type of activities. The trips are the most common school activity between private and public schools, noting that they rely more on private schools than public schools because of the abundant financial resources. The facts indicate that most schools deal with the theme of trips from the angle of entertainment, recreation, and out of school routines and strict system. These schools consider the trip to be a necessary respite, a station eagerly waiting for the student to play, eat and drink to visit which he did not know previously. There is no doubt that this description is true, but if we look from the perspective of educational benefit we have to search in addition to the elements.
The components of the trips as they are currently supported by additional elements contribute to enriching the experiences of the student and his life experiences and constitute a continuation of what he learns in school without prejudice to the basic recreational parameters loved by the student and without converting the trip to a lesson outside the classroom. Let’s see what are the benefits to the student by participating in these trips?
The importance of school trips and their impact on students
School trips play a more important and comprehensive role than recreation and play a prominent role in shaping the personality of the student and the formation of consciousness, the most positive effects that result from participating in the type of school activities as follows:
Cultural development and consolidation
School trips play a complementary role to the role of traditional education. These recreational activities are considered to be one of the methods of raising the cultural level of young people, especially since the largest proportion of these trips is accompanied by children to archaeological sites and heritage sites. To establish the value of belonging in itself, and for the same reason can be considered these trips of the means of preservation of culture and identity.
Skills development and capacity increment
The trainees emphasize that the school trips provide the student with many personal and behavioral skills, most notably the development of his ability to communicate with others and the formation of different relationships, as well as to strengthen self-confidence through the habit of self-responsibility away from the permanent control of parents.
Some recent studies have indicated that frequent participation in school trips and recreational activities contribute to the imagination of children and help them to enhance their creative potential and discover their inner abilities, as well as the development of creative sense and the ability to innovate.
Experts in the field of education believe that recreational school activities, especially the various school trips, contribute to the development of the student's self-confidence, especially for the young, ie primary school students. The student is accustomed to taking responsibility away from the parents, In part because students during school trips are supervised by a group of accompanying teachers.
Students learn during the various trips - even if they are entertaining - self-reliance, and they acquire through these activities a large number of leadership skills, and all contribute to the formation of the personality of the child and reflect positively on the next stages of life.
Guidance and awareness
Sociologists emphasize that the impact of school trips and guided visits are not limited to the present moment, but rather extends to the future and helps students identify their destination and plan for the future. As these trips are not random but are carried out in accordance with a large number of rules and rules governing them, which aims to maximize the benefit of students through them.
The school trips include students from the advanced educational stages, such as the secondary stage, to carry out a number of guided visits, which include visits to many industrial institutions or major universities, through the various meetings and events of these visits. Consolidating the student's relationship with the school:
Parents are always suffering from the reluctance of children from the educational process and the constant evasion of schools, while psychologists and experts in the field of education that school trips may be one of the weapons capable of combating this negative phenomenon; the participation of students in various recreational activities works to change the stereotype taken from educational institutions, and thus makes it more popular for children to go to school.
Recreational trips also play a significant role in reducing distances between students and faculty. They meet away from the usual formalities imposed by both of them on the controls of the educational process, while at the same time contributing to the strengthening of the relationship between students and colleagues. This also contributes to changing the rigid view of the educational institution and finally, all of this is reflected positively on the levels of student achievement.
Implanting values and virtues
The term "school trips" is one of the general terms under which there is a large number of indications. Some believe that all trips organized by educational institutions are entertaining, but the truth is that the most important types of trips are the so-called "visits" During which a group of students is brought to multi-purpose service institutions.
Such as visits to major treatment facilities such as cancer treatment hospitals, visits to senior care homes, attendance of orphans' daily activities and others. These trips encourage young students to help and know the value of volunteering. They also contribute to instilling many values and virtues, which can be regarded as a practical application of what is taught to students in theory at school and at home.
Counter the effects of the digital revolution!
Psychologists and sociologists see the benefits of school trips as an ideal way to combat the negative effects of today's technological advances. Many studies have shown that modern digital entertainment - such as overuse of social networking sites or video games - affects Negatively affect the child's skills and mental health, as it works to discourage his creative abilities and at the same time make him less interactive with the surrounding reality, all of which may lead to many psychological disorders in the future.
Renewal of activity and vitality
Some parents see school trips - recreational activities in general - as distractions for students and a waste of time, and most prefer to shorten them during the summer holidays, but psychologists and social service providers in educational institutions confirm that this view is wrong in form and subject is not true; That school trips are in fact factors that contribute to improving the levels of educational achievement of students.
Experts emphasize that recreation is necessary for any person to be able to renew his activity and continue to carry out the tasks entrusted to him, and accordingly, the trips are working to reduce the psychological and nervous pressure experienced by students during the classroom, and then help to clear his mind and renew his activity , In addition to the many benefits available, including the provision of students many personal skills.
It can be said that school trips and various recreational activities have become an integral part of the process of educating young people. The major educational institutions around the world pay great attention to them and allocate huge budgets. Activities of this kind help these institutions to carry out the role entrusted to them, which is not confined to the teaching of scientific subjects but also includes the development of awareness, the promotion of the cultural level and the contribution to the building of the human personality.By: Mahtab Alam Quddusi