Nurturing Global Citizenship and Personal Development through Field Trips: A Proposal Efficient Practical Design


  • Thiradech Bhromkhoch Instructor, Kasetsart University Laboratory School Center for Educational Research and Development, Faculty of Education, Kasetsart University


Field trip, Global citizenship, Self-development, Learning experience management


Field trips play a crucial role in enhancing learners' at all level of education by providing them with real-world experiences and challenging their beliefs. This article aims to present field study practices for educators and event organizers to nurture global citizenship and self-development through the design and management of field trips. Drawing upon existing literature, a six-step proposal for effective field trip practices is outlined. 1) Framework: Identify goals, objectives, and alignment of field trip activities with the curriculum. 2) Plan: Provide challenging learning experiences that are meaningful to learners. 3) Set actions: Create critical reflections by stimulating questioning. 4) Promoting learning: Raise awareness of cultural diversity. 5) Evaluation: Evaluate learning outcomes and give immediate feedback. 6) Reflection for development: Evaluate activities in all dimensions and develop effective guidelines. Implementation of these practices should address five important considerations. 1) Educational activities during field trips should be supportive, challenging, and meaningful to learners, with a clear action plan and systematic coordination among stakeholders. 2) Venues should be selected in line with the activities and curriculum, and effective guide leaders should be identified or developed. 3) A comprehensive learning experience should be prepared to engage all participants, challenging their previous experiences and allowing for the sharing of real-world experiences and reflection. 4) Participants should be encouraged to present their ideas and actively listen to their peers. 5) Project results should be evaluated, and the findings should inform the creation of effective practices for future field trips. Conclusion, field trips typically span 1-3 days and, when designed and executed effectively, can provide students with impressive, meaningful, and reflective real-world experiences. These experiences have the potential to nurture self-awareness, nurture global citizenship, and facilitate the personal development of learners.


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