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PD Playlist: Place-based Learning

Place-based learning roots curriculum and teaching in location and community, aiming to make learning more engaging, relevant, purposeful and meaningful. Through this approach, we bring many areas of life into the learning experience, including place, identity, culture, history, social and ecological justice, conservation, and much more. 

To help anyone learn more about Place-based Learning, TCDC has compiled another “PD Playlist.” We’ve arranged the resources from “sound bite” to “radio play” to “extended dance mix”. Some options will take just a few minutes of your time while others will require a longer commitment.   

Visit the TCDC site to view the entire catalogue of PD Playlists. 

April PD Playlist

Sound Bites <10 minutes  

What is place-based learning? (video | 00:03:49)
Chris Hemler, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) by University Liggett School’s workshop facilitator, explains place-based humanities education in history and humanities. 

5 Ways to Implement to Place-Based Learning (video | 00:03:49)
Watch Chris Hemler explain how you can get started with the place-based learning approach. 

Place-Based Learning in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (video | 00:05:19)
In this video, professors at Humboldt State University briefly talk about the importance of Place-Based Learning and Indigenous knowledge systems to post-secondary learning experiences. 

Radio Play<20 minutes   

HigherEd Approaches to Empowering Students (article | 00:12:00) 
This article explores how higher education institutions are approaching place-based, and the benefits of this method for institutions, students, and communities. 

What Is Place-based Education and Why Does it Matter? (article | 00:19:00) 
This overview is the first in a three-part publication series from Getting Smart. Read more about place-based education and its importance to student learning and see what this approach looks like in practice. 

Extended Dance Mix <60 minutes 

Place-based Experiential Learning in Asynchronous Online Courses (video | 00:33:22)
This webinar shifts the paradigm of where online learning takes place and examines strategies for creating place-based experiential learning assignments in fully asynchronous online courses. 

Place-Based Learning (podcast| 00:40:16) 
Listen to Amy Sprowles & Matthew Johnson discuss Place-Based Learning in this very engaging episode of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.  Be sure to check the great resources that accompany the episode. 

Live Concert

Place-based Learning: Deepening Our Relationships and Connections (Learning Experience| 03:00:00)  

When: April 25, 9:30 am
Where: Room: B153 (Meeting place)
Facilitators: Carmen Larsen & Natalia Azize (TCDC)

You will learn about place-based principles and strategies and then be invited to explore the college and surrounding areas, reflect on various features of our campus, and view our learning community through new lenses. You will come away from this session with a new perspective and a deeper connection to snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara. To learn more about this session, the Mini Conference, or to register, visit Students of the Future: Academic Plan Mini-conference 2024.