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Mon Jun 29, 2015, 05:39 PM

The Educational Value of Field Trips

Taking students to an art museum improves critical thinking skills, and more.

If schools are de-emphasizing culturally enriching field trips, has anything been lost as a result? Surprisingly, we have relatively little rigorous evidence about how field trips affect students. The research presented here is the first large-scale randomized-control trial designed to measure what students learn from school tours of an art museum.

We find that students learn quite a lot. In particular, enriching field trips contribute to the development of students into civilized young men and women who possess more knowledge about art, have stronger critical-thinking skills, exhibit increased historical empathy, display higher levels of tolerance, and have a greater taste for consuming art and culture.


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Sun Jul 5, 2015, 06:22 AM

1. True

That's right, very important topic

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Response to kkilicer (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 11:12 AM

2. Yes, thanks,

and welcome!

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