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Place-based approaches to Environmental Education

The Place-based approaches to Environmental Education project explored the impact of efforts to nurture environmental learning within experiential contexts.

Environmental education encourages learning about environmental systems. In particular, it is concerned with encouraging more sustainable interactions between the human and natural world. Related fields include education for sustainable development and the more progressive field of eco-pedagogy.

This research project explored the burgeoning field of place-based approaches to environmental education, in urban and rural contexts including within botanical gardens, eco-attractions, national parks, city parks, nature reserves and wetlands and arboretums. The project sought to explore novel place-based pedagogic approaches notably, the utilisation of citizen science and experiential learning. Ultimately, it sought to uncover the meaning of environmental learning experiences within the lives of participants to provide understanding of the value of environmental education.

Download the toolkit for practitioners: evaluating the outdoor learning experience:

Evaluating Outdoor Learning


Evaluating the outdoor learning experience

21 September 2016

This toolkit will help you, as an outdoor education or interpretation practitioner, to evaluate the outdoor learning experiences you offer.