Single-Serving Education: Measuring the Efficacy of Field Trip Educators
Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Renee L. Wonser
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
The research question addressed is, how do field trip educators measure their efficacy as shortterm, single-serving teachers? Without a chance to follow-up with students over a period of time it can be difficult for field trip educators to measure their impact on student learning. This paper outlines how people learn, the effect of place and novelty on learning, and how museums and other field trip sites attempt to evaluate their programming and their educators. Through analysis of reservation and evaluation forms and interviews with field trip educators I discovered a disconnect between official evaluation techniques and how educators evaluate themselves. This paper includes recommendations for improving field trip educator evaluation and efficacy.
Mallory, Elissa Erin, "Single-Serving Education: Measuring the Efficacy of Field Trip Educators" (2014). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 62.
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