Place Based Education
Place-Based Education (PBE) is anytime, anywhere learning that leverages the power of place, and learning space – not just the power of technology – to personalize learning. We’ve recently released a new book, The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education, which focuses on how PBE is an immersive learning experience that “places students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities and experiences, using these as a foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and other subjects across the curriculum.” PBE is also a natural complement to Personalized and Project-Based Learning, providing a way to connect these efforts to students’ local environment for engaging learning that leads to more engaged citizens.
Randy Fielding explores how views outside and interior vistas can have a significant impact on learner well-being.
Tom highlights the innovation happening at Altus Schools and how its quality learning, spaces, and curriculum can inspire all education leaders.
Indoor-outdoor connections are highly desired by learners around the world, but schools haven’t always had the best relationship with learning in nature. Randy Fielding details how we can change that through design.