Place-based learning

Where learners are at a given time influences what they experience, their feelings, and their ways of thinking. These opportunities are limited if study always takes place in similar settings such as classrooms, lecture halls, or libraries. Place-based learning considers location to be a trigger for learning and an active part of how people learn. It is an approach that involves looking for learning opportunities within a local community and using the natural environment to inspire learners. It can support learning about a wide range of subjects, including Culture and History, Geography and Science. Mobile technologies are opening up new opportunities for place-based learning. They offer a sophisticated set of tools that can be used to support study outside the classroom. They also provide opportunities for adding virtual information to physical settings.

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