Learning outside the school

In order to make the subject matter of the textbook more tangible, relatable, and reflective of real-life phenomena, it would be appropriate to organise some of the lessons outside school – to museums, parks or reservoirs, cultural events, surrounding companies or governmental institutions.

This kind of educational process will be supported and facilitated by the compilations of fellow teachers’ suggested tourist attractions and out-of-school scenarios that are in line with the Primary Education curriculum and the textbook topics.

The traditional out-of-school location which has long proven its educational advantages is the museum (history, ethnography, regional, foreground – for example, Energetics and Technology, Toys, Maritime Museum). Many museums offer prepared educational curricula which should be aligned with the subject matter of the textbook.

Natural cognitive, natural science, ecology topics are best discussed when visiting parks and nature reservoirs, where students can directly observe natural phenomena.

Collective trips to cultural events – concerts, performances, exhibitions – allow students to touch professional art, develop the perception of beauty, and easily associate them with the aesthetic aspect of the topics under discussion.

The real-world phenomena studied in school are better understood by visiting manufacturing, logistics, transport, and commerce companies. It is best to choose nearby businesses and/or parenting workplaces.

When getting acquainted with state governance, it is worth visiting governmental agencies and municipal institutions. Priority should be given to local authorities.