The Experiences of Selected Teachers in Implementing Place-Based Education.

Dianne Miller, Sampson Twum


This study explores the experiences of selected teachers undertaking place-based education (PBE) in a prairie region, the challenges they encounter, and their understanding of the knowledge and skills required to implement PBE. PBE is defined and described. Five individual teachers and one teaching team of two who practice PBE are interviewed. The findings are reported thematically and implications for teacher education are discussed. The varied practice of these teachers is instructive for educators interested in holistic, inquiry-based methodologies rooted in local settings and points to directions for teacher education programs to take in implementation.

Keywords: Place-based education; outdoor learning; community engagement; experiential learning; curriculum outcomes; assessment; teacher education; deschooling


K-12; education

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