The theme of the conference
Place-based learning is a form of teaching where students are at the centre of the learning process. It focuses on researching topics and issues that are important to the local community. Learning in the local environment deepens the individual’s understanding and involvement in the local heritage, culture, landscape, opportunities and experiences, and at the same time uses them as a basis for learning linguistics, mathematics, social studies, science and other subjects in the school curriculum. Community-based learning emphasizes learning through participation in projects that benefit the school and/or the local community. In doing so, the results of their learning process are reflected in their community. Students develop communication and research skills, learn to interact with any environment and better understand themselves and their place in the world. Through the learning process, strong ties are forged between local organizations and their stakeholders, both in the school and in the local community, which in the long run helps to improve the quality of life and the economic vitality of the place. Through project-based learning, students visibly contribute to solving local environmental issues and maintaining the quality of the local environment.