The idea behind place-based education is simple yet compelling: It uses the environment around you, and even the entire world, to learn. The idea of taking education outside of the classroom offers numerous benefits to students of all ages, and schools are using a wide variety of place-based learning techniques to enhance education.
One of the compelling aspects of place-based learning is that it helps students develop connections to their communities as well as to the world around them in a way they might not in a traditional classroom. Instead of simply learning concepts and rules, the student uses them in real-world situations. After all, the purpose of knowledge is to be able to use what you learn in real-world situations, whether at home or in a career, and this type of learning facilitates that.
The attached resource, The Power Of Place-Based Learning, describes more about this growing educational trend.
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