Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Communities

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Orion Society, Jan 1, 2004 - Education - 116 pages
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Through academic research, practical examples, and step-by-step strategies drawn from classrooms throughout the United States, Sobel celebrates teachers who emphasize the connection of school, community, and environment. Place-Based Education uses the local community and environment as the starting place for curriculum learning, strengthening community bonds, appreciation for the natural world, and a commitment to citizen engagement.

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Review: Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms & Communities (Nature Literacy)

User Review  - Kristin Sinclair - Goodreads

Sobel does a good job of outlining the basic concepts and theories of place-based education, offering numerous examples both anecdotal and quantitative. I found his casual style of writing to be a bit ... Read full review

Review: Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms & Communities (Nature Literacy)

User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

The bible on place-based education: short and accessible to everyone. More of a vision statement than a how-to, but lots of great ideas. Read full review

About the author (2004)

DAVID SOBEL is the director of Teacher certification programs in the education department of Antioch New England Graduate School. He is a frequent keynote speaker at environmental education conferences and serves as a consultant to school districts and environmental organization.

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