We discussed various educational tours like the Arts, History and the Cultural tours in the last post. The variety of tours doesn’t end here. While there are programs focusing on travel, there are others focusing on practical learning. Education is a never-ending process. When it comes to educating a child during schooling, there are many facets of personality that need to be shaped and many virtues to be kindled.
Let us have a look on some of the qualities and subject knowledge that are nurtured in students during different educational tours:
- Community Development Educational tours: The students are engaged in various community development projects. Interacting with villagers, understanding their lifestyle, this helps them inculcate a sense of belongingness, responsibility, and empathy in them. Not only this, these educational tours are a very rich source of information about different practices in these communities. Some of these practices serve as a direct demonstration of their textbook concepts and gives a real-life feel to the students. They also learn to work in teams and develop team building qualities and leadership. Community Development makes them sensitive towards different communities from different socio-economic backgrounds and makes them responsible citizens.
- Adventure Travel: Educational tours might also be focused on the adrenaline rush. While students thoroughly enjoy participating in adventure activities, they also serve as an important learning tool. There are numerous benefits on the physical as well as mental health. A study reveals that participating in adventure activities is actually good for building up a robust immune system. These adventures keep you mentally sharp and get you ready to cope with the uncertainties of life. Apart from these, these adventure educational tours are important for building up of crucial life skills like confidence, ability to take challenges and spark for exploration.
- Astronomy Educational Tours: Going to beautiful locations to admire and study the beautiful clear skies studded with stars and galaxies is an adventure by itself. Educational tours focused on astronomy education bring out not just the love for astronomy and the wonder of the night sky in students, it also helps them understand various scientific concepts associated with astronomy education like the physics behind rockets, and the working of telescopes. These tours take students to some of the most beautiful locations with clear skies, therefore also bringing about an admiration for natural beauty and awareness of the problems of light and air pollution in cities.
- International Educational Tours: Trips to international destinations provide the necessary exposure to students. They develop independence as they travel to foreign locations without the protection of their parents. In school groups, even though they are safe and secure, they experience independence and interdependence with their fellow schoolmates. These educational tours increase an understanding of different cultures. Children learn to appreciate the diversity in the world. They develop an understanding of different perspectives. From exploring new destinations, languages, cuisines, lifestyles to meeting new people, making new friends, international educational tours are about exploring newer domains, developing newer hobbies and interest and being a truly global citizen.