After coming back from New Zealand, I feel like I have a lot more ideas about real-world implications of the use of place-based education. I’m also more aware of using people and professors as resources, for example I keep seeing Prof. Greg Smith’s name come up in discussions of the origins of place-based education, and […]
Situating Environmental Problems & Solutions
This class is an "advanced analysis of environmental problems and solutions, situating them in time, space, and biophysical/human context to provide greater appreciation for their complexity as well as to help devise successful responses." We develop our concentrations, carry out a situated research project, and discuss how to go about addressing many of the problems we've been talking about in previous core classes.
Israel, Andrei L. “Putting Geography Education into Place: What Geography Educators Can Learn from Place-Based Education, and Vice Versa.” Journal of Geography 111, no. 2 (2012): 76–81. This article details the theory and practice behind place-based education as well as the current state of geography field-work. The author argues that both geography and place-based education can […]