The Use of Field Trip on Eighth Grade Bhutanese Students Geography Learning Experiences
Keywords:Field trip, Geography, Students, Learning Experiences, Opinion
This study investigated the effects of a field trip on the learning experiences and opinions of eighth grade Bhutanese students on learning geography. Qualitative research was carried out in one of the lower secondary schools in Western Bhutan. A purposive selection of 1 section out of 4 sections with 26 students were used. The data collected via behavior observation, students’ reflective journal and focus group discussion were analyzed using content analysis and triangulated to answer the 2 research questions. The findings showed that a field trip was effective in enhancing content knowledge and environmental awareness and social, collaboration and communication skills. The participants enjoyed the lessons which increased their engagement and interest. The study indicated that field trip was highly beneficial for learning geography and was recommended to incorporate in other subjects such as history, science and social studies.
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