Title of submission
Field trip report (kodaikkanal)
Field trip report (kodaikkanal)
Karthika sugunan M.A
1st year b.ed socialscience
It would not be completed tour trips if you forget to setup an educational field trips in your students life. It is time for you to learn new things and get a deeper understanding of life. Having an educational field trips in the early part of the team is so wise since it will allow students to bond with classmates, from school a day is always exciting for students and gives students an opportunity to spend time with each other in a new environment. Most of the educational tours organized with groups. So it is beneficial for students to develop a sense of community. They can chat, observe and learn about each other. Taking students into a new as well unfamiliar environment provide them with an amazing experience of traveling with peers and sharing responsibilities. Most importantly the education trips provide valuable lessons away from the classroom, with out using textbook and other tools used in a formal school curriculum. To be more precise if students have a enhance to visit the science center or historical museum,they will be excited to learn these subjects with a authentic experience by seeing the historic event from his own eyes. Not only that during the course of the journey students can save unforgettable memories in their students life. Which is an dispensable to anyone no matter what memory is, it definitely become a necessary part of your students life simply because it gives them ample opportunity to learn from their own experience and from the experience of others. Because of this reason below, parents or school should encourage educational tours in schools and colleges to develop the personalities of students.
It is true that there are various benefits to take from educational excursions. Though the primary purpose of educational tours is to educate students, they are also used as part of the curriculum to cover a wide range of skills including team work, time management, communication etc.. This is because educational travel allow the students to dip in fresh experience, and use them to enhance their carrier prospect. If you are sitting up an educational tours you should spend the time to research useful information and prepare the necessary things for that. The importance of educational tours for students can be better in various ways. First of all, this tour provide ample opportunity to exchange and learn many skills with each other. On educational field trips, students feel the sense of enjoyment which offers them to acquire a fresh perspective, learn new things and witness different side of the country. This open up endless possibilities to understand the world. Going on educational tours means to have a major educational elements including giving students the chance to build closer bond with their classmates, experience a new environment and enjoy a day away from the classroom.
Obviously,it is highly beneficial for them to develop a sense of community and enhance their communication. Skill most importantly,it also helps the teacher meet certain objective of the curriculum by designing tours suitable for specific requirements. Teacher need to choose the kind of experience for students, which depends on ages , purpose or time.
Advantages of field trips
Help to clarify the subject matter
Establish contact with outer world
Developed scientific attitude
Help in the collection of useful material
Generate spirit of cooperation
Provide opportunities for the selection of project
Improvement in self confidence
Better achievement in exam
Connection to the real world
Higher engagement in studies
Eradicate the classroom boredom
As, teacher filed trips is one of the best tool that we can use to provide every student with real world experience
Students are able to access tools and environment that are not available in the school
Students who go on field trips become more empathetic and tolerant
One of biggest advantage of the field trips is that they allow students have a real world experience
Field trip help to create a bond between the students
Advantages of field trips in social science education
Educational field trip play a vital role in the school curriculum, which serves a wide range of benefit in several ways including learning and teaching. One of them is that they help students to learn through authentic experience and can be an interesting way to explore new things of both the learners and teachers. This is the reason by why the students encourage to engage in filed trips which are significant for student. In terms of educational students, students have ample opportunity to witness new things, learn about new environment at their own pace and immerse themselves in an authentic experience, with out having to the anxiety of home work exams or tests. Most importantly field trip contribute greatly to build self-confidence and foster a sense of teamwork and community. It is highly recommended for you to add educational school trips part of traveling you definitely get abundantly memorable experience and deep knowledge of various aspects in life.
Educational field trips can associate with a variety of benefit for teachers and students. In terms of teaching, it would be better for the teacher to take part in field trip mostly because of its advantages . It is true that the trips provide teachers with ample opportunity to develop personality and professionalism. Obviously, it is necessary for teachers to get in touch with innovative practices and the latest teaching methods to apply these ways in to the curriculum at school. Educational field trips help teacher widen their horizons of knowledge and broadening the scope of their syllabus. Most educated trips pay much attendance to outdoor activities with a wide range of aspect in life. It means the trips allow the teacher to connect the class room with real life and authentic experience. There for it is considered a fantastic way to improve their lessons and catch up with innovative teaching which is more practical and meaningful. Most importantly,the teacher is a guide to inspire and stimulate students to understand the world that exist beyond the school curriculum. To be more precise, students will be encouraged to learn not only knowledge but also soft skills, life skill, communication skill and more.
Other benefits of education trips are that they give teachers the chance to meet up experienced and minded teachers. This is a chance for them to encourage and share the experience as well as teaching methods. It also allows them to widen their circle friends and learn from fellow colleagues. Obviously, educational field trips are effective methods to teach difficult subject such as history history, biology or physics. It is easy for students to learn these by seeing and experiencing real life, for example, teacher's can bring the students historical museum in order to learn stories, events and characters in history subject, with a field trip on a biology class, teacher can guide your students to observe certain types of insects, trees or animal. It is true that this method is a fantastic way to help students get a deeper understanding of subject. With support, help and guide from teachers educational tours can act as a mobile class for students. This is the reason why the numerous benefits of an educational field trips for teachers cannot be overlooked.
In terms of learning an educational field trips is one of the most fantastic way for young students to learn through real life. It is true that educational field trips is a perfect combination of sight seeing, learning traveling and hands on learning opportunities. These trips contribute significantly to the congnitive development of children mostly because educational travel allow students to witness authentic things beyond the theory of subject by actually experiencing and seeing in real life. Obviously, there is no better way to learn something than to see or do it for your self. Students will develop a sense of enjoyment and feel the subject closer with out. The pressure of doing exercises or being called to answer a question. It erase the fordom of class room lectures and gives students the opportunity to visit new places and environment which are good way to awaken students interest and learn by actually doing a hands on experience.
On educational tours, students can interact with other people from all sections of society. It gives them a chance to gain new perspective, and learn from complete strangers with different options. Along with proffosinal skill development, students can get a chance to learn local customs and build independence and confidence. Most importantly field trips will often create a lot of learning styles and make them excellent teaching tool for students.it is not simple as lectures in class room, field trips apply productive learning such as seeing, observing and operating. It is apparent that educational field trips play an indispensable in learning. Therefore, the mode of trips should be encouraged and developed.
Kodaikkanal is all about view point beautiful panoramas and stunning lakes. I spent 3 nights (2 full days) in kodaikkanal and explored everything on our wish lists and even had time to chill if short on time, sight seeing spots can be squeezed into one full day.
Day-1 Kerala to Coimbatore to kodaikkanal
My bus landed at 1pm at Coimbatore bus stand. First stopped for lunch. I chose Annapoorna restaurant and had a delicious masala dosha served with three kinds of chutney and sambar. After lunch started four hour drive to kodaikkanal. It had some pretty amazing views but was very tiring with endless Ghats. I stayed at The Carlton hotel in kodaikkanal. Could have spent 2 days in the room just starting at the views.
Time-10am to 4 pm
It is a small park which you can visit if you have some time to spare
Their is an entrance fee
Nothing much to see except for few flowers, plants and trees
This isn't famous and even my driver didn't know about it but a good spot to visit
It's easily accessible
A small cute little waterfall worth checking out
It is one of the most famous view point in kodaikkanal
There are viewing platforms from where
You can see a good view of the valley
Next day, when we passed through it, it was completely covered in clouds
It is a lovely forest area with huge pine trees all around
You can also do horse riding here
Quick photo stop
Devil's kitchen also known as Guna cave, which was named after the shooting of film guna
It had a steep climb and was very crowded, hence we skipped it
PILLAR'S ROCKS VIEW POINT
Rocks formed naturally in the shape of pillar
When I went there,at least a part of it was visible and a part was covered in the most
GREEN VALLEY VIEW POINT
Yet another view point and a quick photo stop
The viewpoint is accessible by 100 meters walkway surrounded by shops
Located on the main road en-route to the viewpoint
Super tiny water fall, click a photo and move on
UPPER LAKE VIEW POINT
A spectacular view of entire kodaikkanal's seen from this view point.we were done seeing all the spot by 3pm . After the lunch,I went for a walk around the kodaikkanal lake
Time-9am to 3pm
It's a secluded, peaceful and a beautiful lake
There is a restricted round from Moir point which leads to the forest area and BERIJAM lake
There was no boating here
I took around 2 hour to visit
VATTAIKKANAL WATER FALLS
Beautiful water fall en-route to dolphin nose
Can also swim in this waterfall
No entry pass
It's just 15 minutes walk from one gate to other
There are various shops selling tea, ice-cream and snacks
The purpose of the trips is usually observation for education,non experimental research or to provide students with experience outside their everybody activities, such as going company with teachers and their classmates. Field trips are most often done in 3 steps. Preparation, activity and follow up activities. Preparation applies to both the students and the teacher. Teachers often take the time to learn about the destination and the subject before the trip.
The outcome of the experience depends on a person interest, motivation, life circumstances at that time, needs and prior experiences and knowledge. Field trip offer an opportunity to motivate and connect students to appricate and understand classroom concepts,which increases a students knowledge foundation promoting further learning and higher level thinking strategies.
The successful and quality filed trips required teacher preparation and interaction. Some factors should be addressed before the trip. The experience need to be planned. The teacher should previsit the Venue to meet the staff and arrange the activities and then prepare the students by orienting them to the venue layout, activities and experiments. Student groupings should be setup prior to the arrival at the venue.
Field trip have become common date to limited funding and limited available time due each school system focus on standerdazed testing. Non traditional field trips are still quite possible. Campus field trips provide a coast free alternative, while retaining the benefits of traditional field trips. Outside, students might explore around the school grounds focused on a specific topic or concept.