THE POWER OF PLACE-BASED EDUCATION

Place-Based Education Works

Educators who used place-based education consistently report that their students have become increasingly engaged and enthusiastic about learning. Additional student benefits from place-based education in the published literature include:

  • Increased academic performance and motivation for achievement
  • Improved critical thinking
  • Enhanced workplace skills such as leadership, persistence, taking responsibility, and teamwork
  • Social-emotional development
  • Civic engagement, involvement, and responsibility, and increased action competence
  • Awareness of career opportunities

Place-based education also yields benefits for teachers, schools, and communities.