The idea of place-based learning may seem like a new concept, but it has been around even before formal schools were put in place. The idea is simple yet compelling: place-based learning uses the environment around you to learn. It’s the idea of opening up the classroom to the entire world and uses real-life examples and scenarios to grow. Taking education outside the classroom offers numerous benefits to children of all ages, and schools are using a variety of place-based techniques to enhance their curriculums. 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.
This kind of learning can also create strong bonds between learners and their parents and the local environment and social organizations, which can help enhance overall community quality of life. Students can also help address local environmental issues. The attached resource, The Power Of Place-Based Learning, describes more about this growing educational trend.