Campus Units

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-2008

Journal or Book Title

College Student Journal

Volume

42

Issue

2

First Page

305

Last Page

311

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of field-based instruction on student learning outcomes. Researchers in the past have noted the importance of engaging students on a deeper level through the use of active course designs. To investigate the outcomes of active learning, two field assignments created for two separate undergraduate courses at different four-year institutions were implemented. The intended outcome of both assignments was to broaden and expand students' learning experiences and knowledge. As a result, the authors found that in both settings, the field experiences proved to be worthwhile, enriching students' understanding of the subject matter and facilitating student retention. Based on these observations, the authors propose that instructors implement field-based instruction as a method of active learning into their courses whenever appropriate, allowing students the opportunity to obtain a more "real-world" perspective on the subject matter.

Comments

This article is from College Student Journal, 2008, 42(2); 305-311. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Project Innovation

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf