Place-based education is an educational philosophy that uses students’ environment and community as a springboard for learning. Students are utilized as a resource for solving community problems, needs, or interests. This allows students to become immersed in their local history, culture, economy, community, environment, art – their “place” while solving real-world issues in their communities. They become valued, active citizens with a stronger connection to their communities and have an authentic audience for their learning. Students become more engaged and achieve academic goals during the process.
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