Place-based education (PBE) encourages teachers to create authentic learning communities of real-world experts outside of the regular classroom setting. Literacy strategies were used to support understanding of content. This article will explore the results of teacher action research in creating interdisciplinary literacy opportunities in the real world using a PBE model. What impact does PBE have on motivation and interest of learning in this interdisciplinary setting? The advantages and challenges are examined through the use of interviews, exit slips, and antidotal records during a summer camp experience with students in grades 4-6. The findings from a research project involving interdisciplinary literacy in various place-based settings will be explored, along with the places and lesson ideas used with children.
Keywords: place-based education (PBE), interdisciplinary literacy, inquiry learning, action research
Reed, Melissa and (Weber) Klassen, Courtney
"Place-Based Education: People, Places, and Spaces for Interdisciplinary Literacy Learning,"
The Reading Professor: Vol. 43
, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/thereadingprofessor/vol43/iss1/9