Education trends may come and go, but place-based education has grown in importance in recent years. Place-based learning uses the environment around you to learn. While place-based education may seem like a new concept, the idea of incorporating local issues and knowledge into an educational curriculum was the way children learned before formal schools were created. Most children were taught by their families and by the people in their communities, not from a teacher in a classroom.
The idea of taking education outside of the classroom offers numerous benefits to students of all ages, and schools are using a wide variety of place-based learning techniques to enhance education. Here’s a closer look at this educational model.