The Appeal And Power Of Place-Based Learning – Infographic

The Appeal And Power Of Place-Based Learning – Infographic

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Education trends may come and go, but place-based education has grown in importance in recent years. 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. Here’s a closer look at this educational model.

This kind of learning

can be performed at any time and in any location — in fact, sometimes it’s referred to as “anytime, anywhere learning.” The ubiquitous availability of Internet connections gives learners access to information from nearly anywhere, but it’s not only the aspect of taking the class out of the classroom that has such an impact.

Hands-on, or experiential learning can offer students a more comprehensive approach than the traditional classroom approach.

Place-based learning

can take place in parks, in museums, anywhere. Learners participate and reap numerous benefits, including higher levels of engagement, academic achievements and a great sense of involvement in their local communities.

The following resource, The Power Of Place-Based Learning, describes more about this growing educational trend.

 

*Intro and infographic courtesy:  promiseofplace.org

Cynthia Tait

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