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A chance to collect data for later analysis

Methods of Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Field Trip

a group excursion away from the normal education environment for firsthand experience of an historic site or place of special interest

The purpose of field trips is usually observation, non-experimental research and/or the provision of students with experiences outside their routine activities. Field trips are an interactive method of teaching which give students the opportunity to widen their practical and cultural experience by varying their learning environments.

Field trips can also be used as a chance to collect data for later analysis, to generate artwork and stimulate discussions both on site and back at university in tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Exeter has organised field trips for certain programmes to places of interest such as the Eden Project.