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dc.contributor.authorLAI, Kwok Chan 黎國燦
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-28T12:14:19Z
dc.date.available2019-10-28T12:14:19Z
dc.date.created2018-09-05 00:34
dc.date.issued2015-05-21
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dc.identifierLai, K. C. (1999). Freedom to learn: A study of the experiences of secondary school teachers and students in a geography field trip. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 8(3), 239-255.
dc.identifier1038-2046
dc.identifierInternational Research in Geographical and Environmental Education
dc.identifierhttp://repository.ied.edu.hk/dspace/handle/2260.2/17244
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/2459010
dc.description.abstractThis study is a qualitative case study of a geography field trip of Secondary Four (Year 10) students in a Hong Kong school. It conceives fieldwork as an experiential activity in which an understanding of the experiences of teachers and students in their contexts is important. The results revealed that the students’ intent before the trip and their learning experiences after the trip were much richer than their teachers had intended. Despite some students’ negative experiences of previous field trips, there was a universally strong desire to escape from their perceived boredom and constraints of the classroom. Field trips were cherished for their rarity and freedom, and the field sites were sought for their novelty. The study has revealed the relative freedom of the field as a learning environment in which the students were more proactive and teacher-stu-dent rapport improved. Besides deepening their understanding of what they had previously learned in class, some students were able to see things in new perspective. For many of them, there was a desire to be free from the presence of the teachers and to have greater control over their learning. The findings also indicated that upon return to school, there was a quick return to the status quo. The inspiration which resulted from freedom of learning from the field trip was often not transferred to the classroom setting.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 1999 K. C. Lai.
dc.titleFreedom to learn: A study of the experiences of secondary school teachers and students in a geography field trip
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