The Development of an Inquiry-based Field Trip Activity to Promote Students’ Positive Perceptions of the Educational Curriculum Course

Abstract

An inquiry-based field trip activity was designed for graduate students in the science education program to enhance their understandings of the school curriculum as well as to promote their positive perceptions of the Educational Curriculum course. The course focus on basic knowledge about the school curriculum and how to develop a curriculum. Four secondary schools with having a distinguished curriculum were chosen to be a model for school visiting. The learning activity consisted of three phases. In the preparation phase, students were asked to develop questions about the curriculum based on the schools where were visited. In the exploration phase, students were guided by the questions to gather information from each school visiting. Finally, presentation phase, each group of the students conducted two presentations consists of a comparative study of each school curriculum and a development of a school curriculum based on desired goal and vision. After completing the course, a Likert-scale type questionnaire was applied to investigate students’ perceptions of their understandings and the learning activities. In terms of understandings, students perceived that they had understandings of the school curriculum at a high level especially applying knowledge from the field trips to develop a new curriculum. In terms of learning activities, not only students showed a moderately positive perception toward each phase of the learning activities, but they also showed a highly positive perception toward the course. The developed activity could be utilized to be a model for developing an effective school field trip for a teacher training program.



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Prempree Duangpummet, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

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Conference: ACE2021
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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To cite this article:
Duangpummet P. (2022) The Development of an Inquiry-based Field Trip Activity to Promote Students’ Positive Perceptions of the Educational Curriculum Course ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2021: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2022.33
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2022.33


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