Education trends may come and go, but place-based education has grown in importance in recent years. 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.
Place-based learning can take place in parks, in museums, anywhere. Learners participate and reap numerous benefits, including higher levels of engagement, academic achievements and a great sense of involvement in their local communities. The attached resource, The Power Of Place-Based Learning, describes more about this growing educational trend.