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Neighborhood as School

Neighborhood as School

Neighborhood as School


Many experts and school leaders say that authentic learning embedded in real-world contexts promotes a deep understanding of subject matter content and increases student motivation; yet, in most conventional schools there is a disconnection between the school and its surrounding context.


Work with community partners to move from ‘school as an isolated building’ to ‘neighborhood as school.’ Relationships with community organizations and local industries built on trust and mutual interest catalyze this change. These relationships can begin to reshape when, where, and how learning takes place. This spatial paradigm shift can illuminate opportunities for the educational program to put difference-making firmly at the heart of learning.

Related Patterns The Family Room, STEAM Workshop

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