Schools that use a Place-Based Education model utilize the local community and surrounding environment as an integrating context for multidisciplinary learning. This model is characterized by student-driven, project-based explorations of local environmental issues, social questions, cultural heritage, or civic leadership. Students learn and build skills through interactions with local community members and investigations of their natural surroundings. They apply their learning to help solve “real” problems, catalyze change, document history, and celebrate local identity.
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