The Value of Field Trips
Articles and Research
Field Trips Improve Critical Thinking
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Northwest Arkansas surveyed 10,912 students and 489 teachers at 123 schools on average three weeks after students took a tour of the museum. The objective was to assess their critical thinking skills after spending a day at the museum. Across the board, among all schools, rural schools and high poverty schools, the surveys showed a dramatic increase in critical thinking skills after the field trip. Read more here.