Environment-Based Learning

Environment-Based Learning (PDF) Syllabus

The 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.