The idea behind place-based education is simple yet compelling: It uses the environment around you, to learn. Lessons may include projects that cross over different disciplines and integrate numerous types of information, encouraging learners to approach the issues in a way that translates to the real world. Instead of learning and memorizing by rote, students apply what they learn. After all, the purpose of knowledge is to be able to use what you learn in real-world situations, whether at home or in a career, and this type of learning facilitates that.
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