Memories of Educational Tours are among the most prominent of the formative years, largely because they are a welcome break in the routine for both students and faculty. While their purpose is essentially to educate, they can also be a fun bonding experience for everyone involved.
Reinforcement: The trip can reinforce what a teacher has been instructing in class about a subject and help students understand the topic better.
Engagement: The teachers turn tours mobile classrooms, instructing students to collect data, then quizzing them or assigning a project based on what they learned during the outing.
Socialization: Taking students into a new environment gives them the experience of traveling in a group and teaches them to be respectful of the locations they visit.
Exposure: Students get to visit a place to which they have never been before. This can be particularly advantageous to students who are less fortunate and don't have the opportunity to travel.
Curiosity: Students who go on Educational trips find that they want to learn more about the subjects on which the trip focused.
Retention: The type of memories that Educational Tours create, called 'episodic memories', helps students retain information for longer periods.