Place-Based Education

Research and Practice

Edited by Robert Barratt, Elisabeth Barratt Hacking

© 2014 – Routledge

224 pages

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About the Book

Place-based education is growing rapidly in popularity, as more and more educators recognise the benefits and opportunities it offers to students. This book focuses on the research and practice of place-based education, or PBE, presenting ideas and strategies for enhancing learning through community participation and real world experiences.

The book defines a philosophical framework for PBE, present research paradigms and methodologies adopted by the field and critique a range of pedagogical approaches. Drawing on a series of international and interdisciplinary case studies, chapters build on a theoretical framework with solid practice examples and strategies to locate learning in real-world communities and places. Written in an accessible style, each chapter is framed by reflective questions, present current thinking, include case studies and tasks for practitioners and end with questions for discussion and suggest further reading.

Situating PBE for the first time in a UK context, this book will be of interest to school-based educators are the opportunities for curriculum enhancement in science, environmental education, outdoor education, the humanities, technology and the cultural arts.

Table of Contents

Foreword Professor Louise Chawla, University of Colorado Preface Part 1 Theory and Practice 1. An Introduction to Place Based Education and Learning Robert Barratt and Elisabeth Barratt Hacking 2. Theoretical perspectives Robert Barratt and Elisabeth Barratt Hacking 3. PBE Practice perspectives Robert Barratt and Elisabeth Barratt Hacking Part 2 Typology of PBL and PBE 4. Research Robert Barratt and Elisabeth Barratt Hacking 5. Pedagogy Robert Barratt and Elisabeth Barratt Hacking Part 3 Case studies of research in PBE 6. Developing a community place-based curriculum through science, technology, sustainability and the environment Robert Barratt, Elisabeth Barratt Hacking, Pat Black, Fiona Hunt, Tom Browne, Mark McGuinness 7. A Pedagogy of "Organized Chaos": Ecological Learning in Primary Schools Margaret Somerville & Monica Green 8. Place-Based Education Is an Intergenerational Practice Greg Mannion & Claire Adey 9. Children’s Participation in Waste Management Activities as a Place-Based Approach to Environmental Education Nthalivi Silo 10. "Up at the Shieling": Place-Based Action Research Sam Harrison Part 4 Case studies of practice in the field Introduction 11. Watsonville Area Teens Conserving Habitats (WATCH) Connecting with Their Community’s Watershed Chris Parsons, Rita Bell and Kim Swan-Sosky 12. Narrative story telling Phil Waters, Robin Moore 13. A Home for Herps Is Also a Place for People Catherine E. Matthews and Terry M. Tomasek Part 5 The impact of PBL 14. Key evidence of the impact, benefit and outcomes of PBE Robert Barratt and Elisabeth Barratt Hacking 15. Future directions and approaches Robert Barratt and Elisabeth Barratt Hacking

About the Editors

Robert Barratt is Professor of Education, Assistant Dean and Head of Initial Teacher Education at Bath Spa University. Robert has been involved in educational research for over 15 years. He is the founder of the Children Environment Research Centre, Bath Spa University, and a member of the Centre for Research in Education and the Environment, University of Bath. He has published widely in the field of children's environmental education and participation.

Elisabeth Barratt Hacking is Lecturer in Education at the University of Bath. Her research interests lie in geographical education, environmental education, children's environmental experience and teachers' professional development, and she teaches on the PGCE and Education MA programmes.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / School Safety & Violence