Place Based Education
[ originally on Synergeo, typos fixed]
I’m all into “place based education”, a term I learned form activist parents here in Portland. Given my dad’s city planning background, I tend to think in terms of maps and data overlays. I like the idea of high schoolers studying the city sewer and drinking water systems, if they happen to live in a city.
Sharing that picture of a high school strikes us as science fiction, as none of them actually do it in my experience. Maybe some do e.g. focus on the history and infrastructure of the locale in some detail. But that goes…