Religious Education:What is the relevance of field trips in the teaching of Religious Education and which places can a teacher take students for religious education?

CHAPTER THREE

3b iv).Examine the relevance of field trips.

Field trips

Field trips also known as religious visits are related to project method in that a project can take the form of a trip to an area/a village where the project is being conducted. It calls for a visit to an area of religious value to the learners. Possible areas where trips can be made to are:

  1. An established church or a mosque, a traditional shrine/ grove, mountain or river with a religious significance.
  2. Community events such as marriages, baptism, crusades, funerals, initiation ceremonies, Easter and Christmas celebration e.t.c
  3. Hospitals where there are HIV / AIDS patients.
  4. Rehabilitation centres for HIV/AIDS patients or orphans or even drug addicts.
  5. Children homes for orphans and abandoned children in need of love.
  6. A village devastated by HIV/AIDS – Kendu Bay, Rang’
  7. Approved schools to illustrate what can befall them when they disobey God, the parents and the teachers.
  8. A police station or prison to see criminal
  9. A visit to a law court to listen to court proceedings
  10. A visit to parliament to listen to the proceedings
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