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ERIC Number: EJ1232928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Land-Based Learning: A Learning Paradigm for Building Community and Sustainable Farms
McKim, Aaron J.; Raven, Matt R.; Palmer, Abbey; McFarland, Ashley; Isleib, James
Journal of Extension, v57 n5 Article 5IAW2 Oct 2019
Mitigating complex problems is increasingly essential to sustaining life on Earth. Empowering current and future generations to address these problems requires rethinking traditional education approaches. This article serves as a primer for land-based learning--defined as a pedagogical approach in which learners collaborate with community members to implement place-based interventions within agricultural systems to increase the sustainability of their community. As an introduction to land-based learning, the article (a) describes critical checkpoints within land-based learning, (b) illuminates the role of Extension educators in facilitating land-based learning, and (c) introduces a case study of land-based learning in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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