Place Based Education in the Global Age

... 156 “new” and “old” localism, 294 ties to other educational innovations, 6 Place-based education approaches, see also Community-based projects; Nature study cemetery quest, 325 community problem-solving, 325 insect investigations, ...

Author: David A. Gruenewald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317670636

Category: Education

Page: 408

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"Polished, clear, insightful, and meaningful.... This volume amounts to nothing less than a complete rethinking of what progressive education can be at its best and how education can be reconceptualized as one of the central practices of a genuinely democratic and sustainable society.... It is the kind of book that has the potential to be transformative." Stephen Preskill, University of New Mexico "The editors and contributors are pioneers in the field of educational theory, policy, and philosophy.... They are opening new areas of inquiry and educational reform in ways that promise to make this book in very short time into a classic.... The practical applications and experiments included reveal the richness of grassroots initiatives already underway to bring educational theory and policy down to earth. While spanning the richest and deepest intellectual ideas and concepts, the stories told are the types that practitioners and teachers will be able to relate to in their daily undertakings." Madhu Suri Prakash, The Pennsylvania State University This volume – a landmark contribution to the burgeoning theory and practice of place-based education – enriches the field in three ways: First, it frames place-based pedagogy not just as an alternative teaching methodology or novel approach to environmental education but as part of a broader social movement known as the "Anew localism", which aims toward reclaiming the significance of the local in the global age. Second, it links the development of ecological awareness and stewardship to concerns about equity and cultural diversity. Third, it presents examples of place-based education in action. The relationship between the new localism and place-based education is clarified and the process of making connections between learners and their wider communities is demonstrated. The book is organized around three themes: Reclaiming Broader Meanings of Education; Models for Place-Based Learning; and Global Visions of the Local in Higher Education This is a powerfully relevant volume for researchers, teacher educators, and students across the fields of curriculum theory, educational foundations, critical pedagogy, multicultural education, and environmental education.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Pedagogy and Place Based Education

Before examining place-based pedagogies in digital environments, let me begin by highlighting an implicit tension between place-based education and digital pedagogy.1 “Place” implies physical, geographic locations.

Author: Deric Shannon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319506210

Category: Education

Page: 215

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This book brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines to creatively engage with place in the context of pedagogy. Beginning with an exploration of traditional place-based forms of education, such as outdoor education, travel courses, and courses on sustainability, the authors go on to expand our popular notions of place, including the classroom, the campus, our interior selves, and our digital ecosystems. This reconsideration of place-based education represents not only an engagement of prior literature on pedagogy and place, but also a re-imagining of the role that place might play in education. Authors stretch the notion of place, arguing for a holistic approach to disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, bringing into focus an array of contentious issues in philosophies and methods of teaching for multiple academic disciplines and their many intersections.

Rural Home Schooling and Place based Education

This lace - based education , which draws from local culture , history , and geography to create a meaningful curriculum , can occur in any type of setting , but it holds particular promise for rural homeschooling . Placebased educators ...

Author: Rebecca Jaycox


ISBN: UIUC:30112053885213

Category: Education, Rural

Page: 1

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Interdisciplinary Place Based Learning in Urban Education

The focus on place-based learning complements interdisciplinary studies as place-based learning encompasses active project-based education. The model of place-based as a teaching methodology has been well established.3 Kemp conducts a ...

Author: Reneta D. Lansiquot

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319660141

Category: Education

Page: 149

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This book focuses on the interdisciplinary incorporation of place-based learning in faculty teaching strategies at the New York City College of Technology. Contributing authors highlight their creative use of the unique urban environment of Brooklyn, illustrating the integration of urban resources into student research projects and activities in the context of an interdisciplinary course. Beginning with a reflection on the interrelationship between learners and nature, built and virtual environments, contributors then examine the experience of students and faculty in interdisciplinary projects in architecture, the geosciences, economics, computer science, the humanities and medicine. The volume concludes with a synthesis of best practices from these projects, focused on virtual place-based learning. This scholarly book makes a valuable contribution to the literature, offering a model of creative employment of urban spaces to enhance experiential interdisciplinary learning and demonstrating the potential educator application in diverse urban institutions elsewhere.

Place based curriculum and instruction

Place - based education usually includes conventional outdoor education methodologies as advocated by John Dewey to help students connect with their particular corners of the world . Proponents of placebased education often envision a ...

Author: Janice L. Woodhouse


ISBN: UIUC:30112048634130

Category: Environmental education

Page: 2

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Navigating Place Based Learning

disciplinary conversations within personally-relevant places” and support by two mobile computing strategies that apply technology ... Freire's basic observations serve as the foundation for later debates within place-based education.

Author: Elizabeth Langran

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030556730

Category: Education

Page: 163

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This book explores how educators can realize the potential of critical place-based pedagogy. The authors’ model leverages the power of technology through strategies such as mobile mapping so that students can read the world and share spatial narratives. The same complexity that makes spaces outside the classroom ideal for authentic, purposeful learning creates challenges for educators who must minimize students taking wrong turns or reaching dead ends. Instructional design process is key and the authors offer exemplars of this from multiple disciplines. Whether students are exploring a local community or a natural environment, place-based inquires must include recognition of privilege and the social dynamics that reinforce inequalities. Concluding with a discussion of the changing social context, the authors highlight how contemporary events add a sense of urgency to the call for a critical place-based pedagogy—one that is more inclusive for all students.

Place Based Science Teaching and Learning

(Bowers, 2005) Place-Based education clearly resonates with many of Bowers's ideas. While placebased education has sometimes focused more explicitly on social studies education (oral history interviews and local geography) and at other ...

Author: Cory A. Buxton

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781412975254

Category: Education

Page: 249

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Place-Based Science Teaching and Learning: 40 Activities for K-8 Classrooms address the challenges facing primary and secondary school teachers as they attempt to make science learning relevant to their students. The text provides teachers with a rationale and a set of example activities for teaching science in a local context. Teaching and learning science using this approach will help students to engage with science learning and come to understand the importance of science in their everyday lives.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Virtual Place Based Learning

CHAPTER 3 Virtual Reality as a Pedagogical Tool for Interdisciplinarity and Place-Based Education Laureen Park Abstract Place-based education (PBE) has long been recognized as a high-impact educational practice. It embeds learning in a ...

Author: Reneta D. Lansiquot

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030324711

Category: Education

Page: 166

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This book explores how virtual place-based learning and research has been interpreted and incorporated into learning environments both within and across disciplinary perspectives. Contributing authors highlight the ways in which they have employed a variety of methodologies to engage students in the virtual exploration of place. In the process, they focus on the approaches they have used to bring the real world closer through virtual exploration. Chapters examine how the resources of the urban environment have been tapped to design student research projects within the context of an interdisciplinary course. In this way, authors highlight how virtual place-based learning has employed the tools of mapping and data visualization, information literacy, game design, digital storytelling, and the creation of non-fiction VR documentaries. This book makes a valuable contribution to the literature, offering a model of how the study of place can be employed in creative ways to enhance interdisciplinary learning.

Place and Community Based Education in Schools

The Rural Trust's definition continues to inform many of the best place-based educational initiatives in the United States. Place-based education is learning that is rooted in what is local—the unique history, environment, culture, ...

Author: Gregory A. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134999927

Category: Education

Page: 185

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Place- and community-based education – an approach to teaching and learning that starts with the local – addresses two critical gaps in the experience of many children now growing up in the United States: contact with the natural world and contact with community. It offers a way to extend young people’s attention beyond the classroom to the world as it actually is, and to engage them in the process of devising solutions to the social and environmental problems they will confront as adults. This approach can increase students’ engagement with learning and enhance their academic achievement. Envisioned as a primer and guide for educators and members of the public interested in incorporating the local into schools in their own communities, this book explains the purpose and nature of place- and community-based education and provides multiple examples of its practice. The detailed descriptions of learning experiences set both within and beyond the classroom will help readers begin the process of advocating for or incorporating local content and experiences into their schools.

Place based Learning for the Plate

'identity' for 'learning for sustainability' in the context of fishing communities (Garavito-Bermúdez and Lundholm 2017; Worster and Abrams 2007). Such an orientation is mirrored in the emerging field of Place Based Education ...

Author: Joel B. Pontius

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030428143

Category: Education

Page: 201

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This edited volume explores 21st century stories of hunting, foraging, and fishing for food as unique forms of place-based learning. Through the authors’ narratives, it reveals complex social and ecological relationships while readers sample the flavors of foraging in Portland, Oregon; feel some of what it’s like to grow up hunting and gathering as a person of Oglala Lakota and Shoshone-Bannock descent; track the immersive process of learning to communicate with rocky mountain elk; encounter a road-killed deer as a spontaneous source of local meat, and more. Other topics in the collection connect place, food, and learning to issues of identity, activism, spirituality, food movements, conservation, traditional and elder knowledge, and the ethics related to eating the more-than-human world. This volume will bring lively discussion to courses on place-based learning, food studies, environmental education, outdoor recreation, experiential education, holistic learning, human dimensions of natural resource management, sustainability, food systems, environmental ethics, and others.