Place-based Science for Educators: Module 1




Part 1: Introduction to Place-based Education

In this first part of module 1, you’ll learn the basic tenets and forms of place-based education.   First, watch the video below to see my framing of place-based pedagogy and how it relates to our course.  Then complete the article from Amy Demarest, Reading the World, Not the Words.

If you want to learn more about the history of place-based education, this review (NOT required reading) presents a long but fascinating history of the field.

Step 1: Watch Video Introduction to Place-based Education and Our Course

Step 2: Read Article on Place-based Education

As you read this article by Amy Demarest, you might consider:

  • What do you see as possible benefits to place-based teaching and learning? Challenges?
  • Are there place-based teaching examples that spark ideas for your own classes?