How teachers’ beliefs about field trips affect their practices

January 1st, 2014 | RESEARCH

This study examined the ways in which teachers’ beliefs influence their practice when taking students to visit a science and technology museum. The researchers interviewed 14 primary and secondary school teachers before and after their museum visit, which was also observed. They found a clear relationship between teachers’ beliefs about the value of informal, museum-based learning and their goals and actions before, during, and after the visit.


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Heather King, Author, King's College London

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Research Brief | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs