Recently, student-centered approaches have made their importance felt more and more. In this way, situations arise in which students receive the information firsthand, experience and construct it. To realize these situations, educators looked for environments where students could learn while living and have fun while learning. One of the places where these activities will take place is out-of-school learning environments. The aim of this study is to determine the opinions of classroom teachers who take the classroom to the out-of-school learning environment about the contribution of out-of-school learning environments to teaching. The study was conducted in the 2019-2020 academic year with eight classroom teachers who took their class to the out-of-school learning environment at least once using the phenomenology method within the scope of qualitative research approach. Semi-structured interview form was used as data collection tool. The data were analyzed by descriptive analysis and interpreted. From the data, it was concluded that the teachers believed abstract subjects were concretized with learning by doing, experiencing, and seeing.
Keywords: Out-of-School learning environments, classroom teacher, teaching activities, teacher opinions