For those who want to trek further afield, a 12-day trip

For those who want to trek further afield, a 12-day trip

p to Greece is available for students to savor local history.

Scholars specializing in Greek studies, archaeologists and artists offer professional guidance.

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st out of the study tours, students are asked to do relevant reading before the trip and then write a paper or deliver a ph

otography project afterward to demonstrate what they have learned, according to Zhang.

Immersion class, such as studying ancient Greek opera or replicating a pottery antique, can also be arranged.

“The idea is to ensure that children actually learn something,” Zhang says.

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So far, several provinces, including Sichuan, Hunan and

So far, several provinces, including Sichuan, Hunan and

Guangdong, have integrated study travel into teaching programs for primary and middle schoolers.

A number of middle schools in Beijing have already developed study tours that cover Jiangsu pro

vince’s Nanjing and Zhejiang province’s Hangzhou, as well as Canada and Australia, for their students.

“The original purpose of bringing study tours into students’ comprehensive performa

nce evaluation is good, because the tour will broaden their knowledge and stimulate their interests,” says Zhang.

“It’s a good complement to closed-classroom education.”

The education systems of many developed countries have schools that encourage study tours.

In Japan, numerous schools have well-established study tours fo

r their students, while a considerable number of private schools in the UK, the US, Aust

ralia and New Zealand have arranged for students to take themed education tours.

However, Zhang cautions that it has to be voluntary on the students’ part and parents sh

ould choose products based on their children’s interests and the family’s financial circumstances.

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