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Title: Place-Based Experiential Learning: A Pathway to Sustainability and Environmental Literacy
When implemented effectively, Place-Based Experiential Learning (PBEL) pedagogies have been shown through different studies to enhance student content knowledge, course engagement, critical thinking skills, and civic-mindedness. This research followed 10 semester long university courses, during one academic year, implementing PBEL pedagogies with a focus on urban farming. Courses came from a wide array of disciplines including courses focused on science, technology, engineering, or mathematics as well as many non-STEM courses. Students completed pre- and post-assessments to measure change in civic-mindedness, place attachment, situated sustainability meaning-making, and environmental scientific literacy. Statistically significant positive change with small to moderate effect sizes were found in student’s environmental scientific literacy, situated sustainability meaning-making, place attachment, and civic-mindedness.  more » « less
Award ID(s):
1915313
NSF-PAR ID:
10427482
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Date Published:
Journal Name:
2022 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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