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Student gains from Place-Based Education,


Place-based or environment-based education uses the environment as an integrating context (EIC) across disciplines. It is characterized by exploration of the local community and natural surroundings, hands-on experiences of environmental discovery and problem-solving, inter-disciplinary curricula, team teaching, and learning that accommodates students' individual skills and abilities. Research shows that this approach delivers many benefits to students.


Label Value
Author Chawla, Louise and Myriam Escalante
Pedagogical Area
  • place-based education, environment as integrating context (EIC)
Delivery Area
  • school based
  • out of school time/after school
  • on site day programs (nature center, farm, etc.)
Outcome Area
  • academic performance
  • environmental knowledge, attitude and awareness
  • stewardship behavior
Participant Area
  • student
  • program
  • school
Age Area
  • elementary (6-11 years old)
  • middle school (12-14 years old)
  • high school (14-18 years old)