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An exploration of the lived experiences of Year Six children on a residential trip to Normandy

An exploration of the lived experiences of Year Six children on a residential trip to Normandy

Green, Michael (2016) An exploration of the lived experiences of Year Six children on a residential trip to Normandy. Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education, 45 (5). pp. 599-612. ISSN 0300-4279 (Print), 1475-7575 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2016.1143855)

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Abstract

Over the last decade, a plethora of research has been undertaken into learning outside the classroom and its resultant benefits on pupils [Dillon, J., M. Rickinson, K. Teamey, M. Morris, M. Y. Choi, D. Sanders, and P. Benefield. 2006. “The Value of Outdoor Learning: Evidence from Research in the UK and Elsewhere.” School Science Review 87 (320): 107– 111; Peacock, A. 2006. Changing Minds: The Lasting Impact of School Trips. University of Exeter; Malone, K. 2008. Every Experience Matters. Farming and Countryside Education; Waite, S. 2011. Children Learning Outside the Classroom from Birth to Eleven. London: Sage; Beames, S., P. Higgins, and R. Nicol. 2012. Learning Outside the Classroom: Theory AQ1 Guidelines and Practice. Abingdon: Routledge]. Despite this wealth of research very little has been conducted into residential field trips. The research carried out in this study focuses specifically on exploring the residential experience of a group of 10- and 11-year-old children from a junior school in the UK who participated in a one-week residential field trip to Normandy, France, staying in a Chateau and undertaking both cultural and historical activities. The findings reveal what children can gain from participating in such an experience.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Residential experience;learning outside the classroom; field trips; learning; place; outdoor learning; experiential learning
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Primary Education
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 12:12
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14462

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