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ERIC Number: EJ967546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7417
FUNCTION Follows FORM: Building the Foundations for Student Achievement Employing "School as a Teaching Tool" Protocol a Place-Based Learning Approach
da Silva, Joseph; Alvarado, Manuel Cordero
Educational Facility Planner, v45 n3 p24-28 2011
The experience of observing students actively engaged in the learning process is precious. There is no better way to celebrate "Children's Health and Energy Awareness Month" than assembling in a world class high performance green school with gifted and talented students learning how to take an integrated approach to sustainable school improvements. The place-based learning experience process requires students to develop critical thinking and real world problem solving skills. The place-based learning experience can be the bridge between the infrastructure and instruction. This experience reveals the strength of educational facilities in optimizing sustainable resources as one of the ultimate goals. The emphasis on place-based instruction highlights the relationships with the natural and built environment and the sustainable connections and interdependency of each. This relevance is a critical component to inspiring student engagement. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island