This Practitioner Perspective presents a middle school unit focused on designing a day-long field trip as an effective project-based initiative for advancing social and emotional learning (SEL). It considers the social and emotional competencies students develop as they navigate the complexities of this project: researching options, planning an itinerary that meets various parameters, and ultimately taking the trip. It also offers practical guidance to schools for successfully adopting this program.
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Scanfeld, V., James, E., & Dotoli, V. (2023). A Field Trip That’s Not About the Destination but the Journey. Middle Grades Review, 9(1). https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/mgreview/vol9/iss1/6