EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


Activating “Place” for Place-Based Learning and Holistic Wellbeing

  • Description: When the spaces where we inhabit are endowed with meaning and support our needs, they become emotionally connected places of significance that provide opportunities for growth and connection, and support wellbeing. For children, the sensory and cognitive experience of engaging with “place” evolves as they develop, making the activation of “place” in their education and developmental alignment between children and their learning environment an opportunity for thoughtful design to provide holistic support and engagement. This presentation will connect research-based insights from place attachment theory with the place-based learning model and design to activate “place” in education for learning and wellbeing.
  • Date:Wednesday, November 2
  • Time:2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:EDspaces Classroom E142
  • Track:Pedagogy/Student Outcomes
  • Audience:Educational Institutions
  • Learning Objective 1:Develop an understanding of place attachment theory and the significance of cognitive-emotional person-place bonds in school facilities for supporting wellbeing.
  • Learning Objective 2:Explore place-based learning and the many ways connecting students to “place” can inspire engaging learning experiences and community connections.
  • Learning Objective 3:Recognize developmental considerations for connecting students to “place” and engaging them with place-based learning opportunities.
  • Learning Objective 4:Apply insights from place attachment theory and place-based learning to the design of spaces for learning.