Education Quarterly Reviews
Published: 15 October 2021
Impact of Field Visits on Students’ Knowledge Towards Rural Development: An Empirical Study on Brac University
Rifat Jahan, Md. Shamsuddoha
BRAC University, Bangladesh
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Keywords: Field Visit, Experiential Learning, NGO, Rural Development, Learning Outcome
The education system of the 21st century mainly accentuates on pragmatic and collaborative learning where field trip is one of the most prominent methods of learning. Considering this, Brac University arranges a lot of experiential learning activities. Visiting different programs of BRAC is one of them where every student of the university is taken to observe the development trends in rural areas of Bangladesh. This study explores the impact of those visits. The methodology of this research includes both qualitative and quantitative approaches. A survey was conducted where 200 students were selected who visited programs of BRAC. Subsequently, a focus group discussion was arranged where 40 students had taken part. The study shows that this field visit helps students becoming more attached to villages, and it inhibits a sense of responsibility among many of them. This research may help policy makers to design their curriculum more effectively in the future.
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