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Community as Classroom by Mind Map: Community as Classroom
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Community as Classroom

Pedagogy

Place-Based Learning

Inquiry

Content/Concepts

The content is presented in real life situations. Rather than being confined to the classroom, students are taken out into the real world to observe, interview, and research what they are learning about. They are able to actively take part in what they are learning. I think this is beneficial for students because it will engage their interests and help them see how what they are learning is applicable to real life situations.

Social Justice

Students are able to see stories told from different perspectives. They could research topics and go out into the community to speak with City Hall, ecologists, local residents, etc. This will allow students to see issues from different perspectives instead of just one. Based off of their research from interviews, photographs, and other observations they may make, students will be able to form their own opinions on the subject.