Study Visit

Submitted by António José M… on Fri, 06/22/2018 - 16:18

A study visit, an exchange official visit is a visit by an individual or group to one or more areas of knowledge exchange. A study visit provides an occasion for the students to learn relevant, good development practice from their peers. Study tours allow for a high level of interaction among participants and exposure to the topic of study. A study tour is a personal and in-depth learning experience.

Study tours require in-depth planning, not only in terms of the venue and logistics, but also in terms of the overall assembly of activities and participant engagement before the actual visit. For a study tour to be successful, it is best to involve all participants (hosts and visitors) in the planning, in order to understand the expectations of both knowledge recipients and providers, and reach consensus on the objectives of the exchange. This requires sufficient lead time as well as appropriate activities that support the identified capacity development goal.

Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Sequence of activities
  • Presentation of the visit monitor
  • Interaction among participants
  • Presentation and knowledge of the installations
  • Brief presentation of the visit
  • Start of study visit
Assessment method
Direct observation
IT infrastructure ( or other specific hardware)
Room equipment (e.g. Flip chart, projector or other hardware)
Study guide

Coll, S. D. & Coll, R. K. (2018). Using blended learning and out-of-school visits: pedagogies for effective science teaching in the twenty-first century. Research in Science & Technological Education, 36:2, 185-204, DOI: 10.1080/02635143.2017.1393658

Rennie, L. & McClafferty, T. J Sci Teacher Educ (1995) 6: 175.

Rennie, L. J. (2007). Learning Science outside of School. In Handbook of Research in Science Education, edited by S. K. Abell and N. G. Lederman, 125–167. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.


> 2 hours
Grade your contribution (I consider this TEL method can be used with TEL tools)