I went on an excursion my self this week..JURY DUTY.
Life being a continuum of education, I learnt about the law and the Jury system in context and immersed using all my senses.
The system of Jury selection can be read about in a book but the feelings of nervousness, the highly structured and formalness of the occasion cannot.
You get to experience a Judge, Barrister/s, the Accused and Court officials speak and see their attire first hand, which cannot be duplicated in a classroom.
The architecture of the room could be investigated in a a classroom, looking at floorplans and images but being surrounded by the whole arrangement gives a whole sense of the court process.
Lorenza, L. (2009). Beyond four walls: why go beyond the bounds of school? [online]. Teacher. (198), 22-25.