Understanding Community-based Learning

City as Our Campus is a rare example of a community-based learning program that is integrated into core academic curriculum. Find out what this entails and why it’s important for our students.

An article by the Glossary of Education Reform, created by the Great Schools Partnership, provides insight on community-based learning by offering definitions, examples of integration, and opinions on these programs.

According to the website, “Community-based learning refers to a wide variety of instructional methods and programs that educators use to connect what is being taught in schools to their surrounding communities, including local institutions, history, literature, cultural heritage, and natural environments. Community-based learning is also motivated by the belief that all communities have intrinsic educational assets and resources that educators can use to enhance learning experiences for students.”

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Hidden curriculum (2014, August 26). In S. Abbott (Ed.), The glossary of education reform. Retrieved from http://edglossary.org/hidden-curriculum