An Outing to the Shopping Centre
It is important to plan the
Each teenager makes a list
of his/her requirements at the Chemist /Supermarket.
If walking we must plan our
route. Note the roads we will take and the signs we will encounter and
what they mean.
The importance of being courteous
on the footpath.
If asked directions how do
If taking the bus, the number
of the bus and the bus stop we have to alight at.
At the Shopping Centre we must
decide on a basket or a trolley, select our items, obey the queue, and
pay the check-out-person.
Once our purchases have been
completed we visit the cafeteria for a drink and a snack.
The teenager makes the decision
on what to purchase and pays the cashier.
After a sociable chat at the
cafeteria we return to base.
In order for this to be a worthwhile
learning experience follow up activities either based directly on the outing
or related to the outing must be done, in order to consolidate and reinforce
It is important to have
the outing as stress free and as enjoyable as possible, this will result
in a desirable learning outcome for both the teacher and the student. It
is also important to pitch the level of the activity to the level of the
student. For some groups the objective may be the execution of one task,
while other groups may be able to complete several tasks.
As the student repeats
the task it is important to vary the approach
To allow the student to transfer
the knowledge learned, and to apply it appropriately
To maintain interest in the
Follow up lessons and discussions
after each outing.
Worksheets and route plans
can be drawn up and filled in
Lay out of shopping centre
Discussion on the teenager's
Shopping lists for the various
shops made out.
Worksheets on Social Signs,
Language extension lessons
e.g. write on your visit to the Shopping Centre, fill in the blanks, (necessary
In the area of Art &Craft
models and drawings of the route or Shopping Centre could be done.
In Maths "Lets Play Shop" and
shopping lists could be totted up.