Learning From Life
The Benefits of Community Engagement
How life learning families are volunteering
their time, speaking up about important issues, being active in ways that
will help their communities, and showing that children have a voice . .
. while learning at the same time.
In our September/October 2014 issue, we wrote about
community participation and life learning. In the November/December issue,
we wrote about
place-based education, which allows students to use their local communities
as resources for learning by doing. And in the January/February 2015 issue,
we tied those two concepts together.
In the following articles are some examples of how
life learning families are involved in real-life work in their communities
that is aimed at giving kids a voice, creating positive change, and acting
on their social consciences. While academic learning is not the driving
force behind these activities and projects, valuable learning of all types
does, inevitably, take place.
We hope that you will enjoy and even be inspired
by these stories that some of our readers have so enthusiastically shared.
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