Place Based Learning seeks to correct that. Place Based Learning uses the local community as a primary resource for learning. The environment, culture, economy, literature, geography, history and art of the students' own place is used to make curriculum content meaningful. Each of us must understand how our community works in order to become an informed citizen.
Once they understand concepts in one location they can generalise them to other locations by looking at similarities and differences. From acting locally we can move to thinking globally.
Partnerships between students, parents, carers and families, the broader community, business, schools and other education and training providers bring mutual benefits and maximise student engagement and achievement.
The Framework of Professional Teaching Standards Element 7
TEACHERS ARE ACTIVELY ENGAGED MEMBERS OF THEIR PROFESSION AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY
7.3.4 Provide opportunities for the development of quality relationships between students, colleagues and the community.
NSW Quality Teaching Framework
Significance refers to the pedagogy that helps make learning meaningful and important to students. Such pedagogy draws clear connections with students’ prior knowledge and identities, with contexts out of the classroom, and with multiple ways of knowing or cultural perspectives
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