Student gains from Place-based Education | Fact sheet #2 November 2007 | Research, sustainability and learning |

Children, Youth and Environments Center for Research and Design


Prepared by Louise Chawla and Myriam Escalante, and with contributions from Michael Duffin.


Place-based or environment-based education uses the environment as an integrating context (EIC) across disciplines. It is characterized by exploration of the local community and natural surroundings, hands-on experiences of environmental discovery and problem-solving, interdisciplinary curricula, team teaching, and learning that accommodates students’ individual skills and abilities. Research shows that this approach delivers many benefits to students.


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