Field Trips – Real World Integration
SWANNANOA, NC, October 11, 2016 – At ArtSpace Charter School arts integrated experiences are expected on a day to day basis; it is the educational philosophy in which the school is grounded. Teachers and administrators at ArtSpace feel “real world” integration is hugely important as well. Only one month into the school year and every grade level at ArtSpace has been on a field trip or has one scheduled to happen before the end of October.
All of these field trips support the learning objectives students are working on in the classroom and offer another opportunity to apply this knowledge in the world they will use them in outside of school.
Kindergartners have visited an apple orchard after discussing the attributes of apples; how they can be the same and different. Comparing, contrasting and the exploration of attributes is a big part of the kindergarten curriculum. 7th and 8th graders explored team building on a hike to Black Balsam and 6th graders did the same at the Warren Wilson College Alpine Tower.
Students in all grade levels at ArtSpace Charter School will experience an average of 4 field trips before the end of the school year. ArtSpace takes a hands on, experiential approach to learning in the classroom and these field trips add the perfect punctuation mark to new learning because they offer real world experience in which to apply it.