PLACE-BASED AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
WHAT IS PLACE-BASED AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING?
Place-based and experiential learning cultivates an approach to learning that creates authentic and engaging learning experiences by employing the power of place. At CSLC, the classroom is not confined to walls—it is the world around us. Understanding place begins with understanding self – your role in the community and then expands to classrooms, communities, regions, nations and the world. We utilize our local geography to build practical, real-world learning experiences that further equip students with the tools they need to collaborate, think critically and solve complex challenges. This results in deeper learning outcomes that include and extend beyond content knowledge and serve as the foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.
"Only where children are gathered is there any real chance of fun."
- Mignon McLaughlin, jouralist and author
Children's SLC is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. To donate, please contact us.
Children's SLC is a nonprofit learning collaborative in Salt Lake City, UT. Our classroom largely depends on events and fundraisers to raise funds for children from diverse areas and family income structures. Money raised pays for scholarships, buys passes to various venues around Salt Lake City and provides supplies for learning and creative expression. Please contact us about donations or ask us about our annual Gala and Art Shows.