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IMPORTANCE OF THE EDUCATIONAL TOUR

Memories of Educational Tours are among the most eminent, largely because they are a welcome break in the routine for both students and teachers. While their purpose is essentially to educate, they can also be a fun bonding experience for everyone involved.

Reinforcement

The Tours can reinforce what a teacher has been guiding in class about a subject and help students understand the topic better.

Engagement

Teachers turn Tours into portable classrooms, guiding students to collect facts and figures, then brainstorming them or assigning a project based on what they learned during the whole session.

Socialization

Taking students into a new arena gives them the expertise of traveling in a group and instructs them to be courteous of the locations they visit.

Exposure

Students get to visit a place to which they have never been before, where students can actually push their boundaries to perform better and widen their horizon.

Curiosity

Students who go on Educational Tours discover that they want to be trained more about the subjects on which the Tours focused.

Retention

The type of memories that Educational Tours create, called “periodic memories,” helps student keep hold of information for longer durations.

Fun

No matter how much students learn during an Educational Tours, their favorite memories may be based on their satisfaction of the day. Getting away from school for a day or even half a day is always thrilling for students, and Educational Tours are always highly anticipated. Students will have fun with their companion fellowships and they also may return to the classroom with a renewed focus on their schoolwork.

Informal Learning Environment

Educational Tours provide valuable educational avenues away from the classroom, without using textbooks and other tools used in a normal school setting. Students on Educational Tours can often learn while having fun in a more informal atmosphere.
When students and teachers are together outside the classroom, new educational environments and experiences are probable. Students may have the chance to observe many things that are unavailable at school, including exotic wildlife, rare flora and fauna and maybe even the stars if the Educational Tours is to a planetarium. Discussing the Educational Tours beforehand is witty because it allows students to know what they will experience during their time away from school.

Bonding

Getting away from the everyday environment of the classroom gives students an avenue to spend time with each other in a new environment. They may be able to participate on more of a personal level without the structure of the normal school day. Students may be able to spend much of the Educational Tours day in small groups, observing, chatting and learning about each other. Having an Educational Tours in the early part of the term is wise, since it will allow students to amalgamate with fellowship they may not know very well.

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