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By 'wearing' the blue hat students will have a objective look at taking a trip

to the Marae. Students begin thinking about thinking.
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A trip to a local Marae offers students a first hand look at Maori Culture.
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Focus: Thinking



As part of a unit on Early Maori settlement student could go on a field trip to a local Marae.

  • Students will develop a first hand look at how Maori once lived
  • Gain deeper understanding of where they were built and why.
  • Put their research and understandings into a real context.
  • Develop a first hand account


Learning in New Environments

New environments can provide challenges that allow for more individual learning, while classroom teaching is often generalized and many times targeted to the slowest learners in the group. During field trips, kids have a chance to go the extra step and take on as much information as they want and can.


Putting Knowledge Into Practice

Field trips are a great way to cement difficult information. Historical facts, biology knowledge or even physics and chemistry can be experienced first-hand during a field trip.

Letting Kids Learn by Doing

Experts believe there are different methods of learning, including visual, auditory and tactile. Students who learn better through tact (known as kinesthethic learning) will greatly benefit from field trips, where the senses come into play a lot more than they would ever do in a classroom.

Introducing Kids to New Experiences

Field trips are an excellent way for kids to be introduced to the arts and enjoy activities and sights that they may otherwise not be exposed to. For city kids, field trips could be a chance to be in contact with nature and explore the outdoors [6]


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