Wycieczka jako podstawowa forma turystyki i krajoznawstwa w edukacji dziecka w wieku przedszkolnym
Excursion as a basic form of tourism and sightseeing in young children education
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Background. Excursions in the kindergarten improve a comprehensive development of children as they create multi-sensory learning conditions, contribute to the development of interests and activities of social and cultural nature, are a source of physical activity, as well as emotional and aesthetic experience. They play a large part in preparing a child for the future role of a tourist, constituting its first contact with the forms of tourism and sightseeing. Material and methods. The aim of the research was to learn the opinion of kindergarten teachers and parents on the role of excursions in the development of preschool age children. The study concept was based on the method of a diagnostic survey. Results. For the majority of teachers excursion plays an important role in children’s cognitive development, forming their interests and care for health and physical fitness, shaping social, moral and patriotic behaviours. Parents give excursions mainly recreational importance. Conclusions. Both teachers and parents are aware of the significant impact of excursions on children’s development. However, there are units among the surveyed who consider touring a very difficult organizational form of activities for children and therefore they often change the opportunity of learning directly into forms of obtaining less significant, indirect knowledge. Teachers and parents should be encouraged to and provided with conditions allowing for frequent trips as a means of the full development of a child.
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