Preparing an Effective School Trip: Precision Work


  • Raffaele Beretta Piccoli Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana



School trip, Education, Cognitive load, Intrinsic motivation, Teaching


To provide a possible interpretation of the passive attitude often exhibited by pupils in the context of school trips, the article does not follow the path of moralistic judgement, but starts from the essence of the teaching profession, which consists in showing the world to the students. The article adopts the thesis of the presence, in many school trips, of an excessive cognitive load and affirms the need to devote the same attention to teaching in these learning contexts as in class work. Graduality is proposed as the key to a learning experience based on a motivation that arises from the discovery of reality.


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How to Cite

Beretta Piccoli, R. (2023). Preparing an Effective School Trip: Precision Work. Encyclopaideia, 27(67), 91–95.