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The Development of A Place-Based Learning Environment at the Bowen Island Community School

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I think, in a nutshell, that a community school has what I consider to be the best of programming and interconnectedness with the community … I mean I have always found ways to include members of the community into the students’ learning. … When we were looking at the geology of Bowen Island, it seemed a rip-roaring idea to have a local geologist from the community in to explain exactly the rocks and the makeup of this island … I find that a community school has the doors already open so that you can go out and find those people in the community who really are ever so knowledgeable, more than I am … I can just form that link between the community and to the environment.

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Preservice Teacher Environmental Education British Columbia Participatory Action Research Community Garden 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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