Environment-Based Learning

Math in Garden 2013 iphone 2014 143The local environment provides numerous opportunities for connections to the standards in all content areas. In this course, educators will learn to integrate problem-based themes of the local community into the K-12 curriculum. Using the complex interconnections of natural and built environments, educators from rural to urban areas will learn to facilitate investigations of real-world issues from a variety of perspectives: historical, scientific, socio-cultural, economic, and personal. This course will emphasize the history, philosophy, and theory of using Environment-Based Learning (EBL) to teach state and national standards.