Community Based Education

Where true learning happens

Evidence based instructional approaches

Customize math problems to scenarios all the students have experienced.
After a field trip to the farm, create math problems around feeding the different
animals, what size the paddocks would need to be for group x ect.

Create a small green space of flowers in pots, if there is no money for field trips or a safe
area close by. Students can still create and be inspired from the flowers and just sitting
outside and being.

Instead of assuming every student has had the same experience no matter how typical
it seems (riding a bike) work on creating activities that reference things the class has
done together.

Students can find out the past history of the area where their school was built, and create a presentation for the entire school. This ties in Social Studies, English and creative arts.

Families

Students become more independent learners

Learn and build social skills which will help with getting a job, making connections

Families can help students with learning, but sharing what they know instead of being lost with the "new ways" to teach different sbbjects

Students

Students see how learning is connected to their everyday life instead something you only need for school.

They can follow their interests and learn more about different jobs and areas of the community they might not of heard of before

Becoming engaged in their community, students can take part in issues facing the community and work together to create a solution.

Teachers

See students excited about learning again

Make connections to the community and broaden their base of support

Give "natural assessments" instead of paper and pencil, let the students show what they learned and know

community based education overseas

The power of community based education | Sudhi Kaushik | TEDxNYU