Why Place-Based Education?

Learning to include place – people and their environment –in education can change the way we organize learning and teaching practices, making our lessons and resources more engaging and effective.

This booklet is outlines 4 big ideas about place-based education and is targeted at teachers of all grade levels and subject areas interested in helping their students better understand their place.

In addition to this booklet, PCEP created a Framework for Teacher Professional Development on which we base our workshops to model practices that support teaching and learning starting from place.