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ERIC Number: EJ833288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0814-0626
From Wilderness to the Educational Heart: A Tasmanian Story of Place
Green, Monica
Australian Journal of Environmental Education, v24 p35-43 2008
This paper discusses the emerging field of place-based education or place-based pedagogy--an approach that seeks to enhance children's perspective of "place" via school and community related environmental projects. Place-based education is proposed as an approach that enables students to establish a connection to a place, its people, and to the world beyond the school gate. Through initiating teaching and learning experiences that respond to the unique and local places where children live, play and go to school, place-based education is notable as a significant educational tool. Gregory Smith's place-based framework (2002) and a Tasmanian case study are put forward to highlight the significance of place-based pedagogy for environmental education. (Contains 1 note.)
Australian Association for Environmental Education Inc. PO Box 560, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia. Tel: +61-2-6655-1865; Fax: +61-2-6655-1596; e-mail:; Website:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia