What is a LEARNZ field trip?
LEARNZ virtual field trips are multi-faceted, assisting New Zealand teachers to provide online experiences for their students that are
- 21st century
More reasons to use LEARNZ
- Designed for teachers ideally to use synchronously (in real time)
- Designed and led by trained, experienced New Zealand teachers
- Made up of many components that can be used as is and also assembled to build a flexible teaching programme
- Provide for live interaction between remote experts and students
- Profile real world people and events in a New Zealand context
- Supported by a targeted knowledge base
- Self-contained in a safe e-learning environment
- Provide opportunities for parents to engage with student learning
- Can be used by students at home and school
- Strongly integrated with the New Zealand Curriculum
Objectives of LEARNZ Virtual Field Trips
- To deliver effective curriculum-based authentic learning.
- To use ICT to collaborate and communicate with people beyond their immediate environment and to provide a unique learning model that allows students to overcome barriers of distance and time.
- To develop and deliver quality net-safe e-learning resources which meet the needs of all students while focusing on the New Zealand Curriculum.
- To help students look beyond themselves and their local area, to enhance students' sense of their own culture and identity and develop more of a world view.
- To allow students to become better informed about national and global issues and concerns.
- To help students build competency in numeracy and literacy and gain a working knowledge of the nature of science and other subject areas.
- To allow students to develop digital and information literacy skills, and enjoy using ICT creatively, constructively and critically.
- To develop partnerships among schools, government, communities and businesses.
- To provide a usable experience for students of different learning styles.
- To support achievement for the diverse cultures of New Zealand students, in particular to reflect te ao Māori.