Classes carried out in parks or museums develop more comprehensive skills. From asking questions and observing the environment, children learn how to effectively take advantage of different forms of resources to understand the world around them.
In post-pandemic era, outdoor learning creates opportunities for multi-sensory learning. Children can recover from obsession with Internet and social distancing, participating in face-to-face communication with the real world under a low-density, healthy, and multi-cultural context. Going into the fields also allows children to see the world outside of the textbooks, to leave the shackles of modern life, and to immerse themselves in the nature. It inspires children to explore the ecosystem and envision different possibilities to protect our environment.
Museum teaching takes place in "museums.“ Children learn from and experience museum closely and intimately. They develop curiosity. Artworks also reflect the views and values of different museums. From the placement of exhibits, children can learn, in similar ways, how to plan their study life. They ask questions about the artwork, reflect on their own thoughts and impressions, make unique judgments, construct own interpretations, and seek personal connections between themselves and the exhibits. At the same time, teachers would also gain inspiration for new learning methodologies. When people actively participate in things around them and absorb information, they will learn more deeply and form a firmer memory. Children are more motivated since they are less restricted by the physical boundary of classroom as a carrier of education. They can walk around the museum freely and explore whatever interests them. But the choices of museums are not unlimited. They need to abide by certain rules. For example, you cannot eat in the hall. Thus, from museum education, children can carry out professional research, observation, develop critical thinking skills.