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.
Download the factsheet: http://www.foresthistory.org/education/Curriculum/StudentGains-Chawla.pdf