Summary – The Field Trip Milieu: Learning and Behavior as a Function of Contextual Events

January 1st, 1993 | RESEARCH

This article summarizes an evaluation report discussed in a 1982 article in the "Journal of Educational Research." The study was a series by J. Falk and colleagues that examined children's experiences on school field trips, especially the effects of novel environments. The attitudes, behavior, and learning of third and fifth graders were compared in two environments: (1) a field trip to a nature center to learn about tree biology and (2) the same lesson given at school outside the students' classroom.



Team Members

John H Falk, Author
J. Balling, Author
Visitor Studies Association, Publisher


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 0892-4996

Publication: Visitor Behavior
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Page(s): 14


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Life science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Park | Outdoor | Garden Programs | Parks | Outdoor | Garden Exhibits | Public Programs