Pedagogy

High Possibility STEM Classrooms

Representation Construction Approach

The Outdoor Classroom

Place-Based Learning Communities

Geography and Earth and Environmental Science Education in both the Primary and Secondary setting have strong synergies with Place-Based Education methodologies and aims. Place-based Education places great importance on the integration of indoor (classroom, lab, computer and geospatial technologies) and outdoor (fieldwork) learning environments within developmentally appropriate spaces. A child aged four until about seven is concerned entirely with their homes, their back yards and the school yard. A child aged eight until about twelve becomes immersed in their local parks, forests waterways and neighbourhood streets. After twelve children become interested in cities and global communities.

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