Place Based Learning is intended to connect learning to the surrounding environment and the local community. It promotes students to guide their own learning and imagination, by allowing them to decide how and what they learn. Having students gain local knowledge about their communities and the land that they are on, can engage them in various inquiries.
“This Place-Based Education approach can serve as a framework to connect learning models, increase the power of our educational system and serve as the foundation for a thriving democracy.” – Natalie McClennen, Place Based Education: Communities as Learning Environment.
What is Placed Based Education and Why Does it Matter? By Get Smart. http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/02/what-is-place-based-education/