The power of place-based learning

Place-based education can take many forms but all focus on moving learning out of the classroom and into local communities and spaces. This approach to higher education often tasks students with working on or seeking to solve community challenges, enabling them to ‘learn by doing’. It roots knowledge in specific places, immersing students in local cultures, histories and environments. This collection of resources offers examples of successful place-based learning and advice for those who wish to introduce this pedagogy to their courses.

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Community-engaged learning: a pedagogic approach to civic outreach

A guide to developing community-engaged learning projects that benefit the student participants and the communities they work within, by Sonia Kumar

Sonia Kumar

University of Leeds