Planning Field Trips as a Teaching and Learning Strategy in Legal Education: Some Points for Consideration

  • Nor Fadzlina Nawi
  • Amylia Fuziana Azmi


Field trips can be a valuable tool in making learning more engaging and
provide unique opportunities for learning certain concepts, including legal
concepts by putting them into a more realistic and relevant context. Research
studies have shown that there is a significant increase in participants’
factual knowledge and conceptual understanding after participation in a
well-designed field trip. However, due to differences in academic disciplines,
elements which constitute a well-designed field trip vary according to the
learning objectives of the field trip. Thus far, in legal education, there
has been a dearth of both theoretical and empirical research into the
elements necessary in the planning of field trips as a successful pedagogic
tool. Therefore, in this article, the authors seek to analyse the important
elements that should be emphasized in designing a successful field trip for
legal educators. Drawing upon literature from other disciplines, the article
concentrates its review on Myers and Jones’ field trip planning model in
the determination of the elements that should be present in a well-designed
field trip. Some thoughts and considerations in the application of the
model into planning field trips for legal education are also discussed and
recommendations are made appropriately in adapting the model.

How to Cite
NAWI, Nor Fadzlina; AZMI, Amylia Fuziana. Planning Field Trips as a Teaching and Learning Strategy in Legal Education: Some Points for Consideration. Social and Management Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 2, p. 96-104, dec. 2018. ISSN 0128-1089. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 july 2024. doi:

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