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Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning in Urban Education

Exploring Virtual Worlds

Editors: Lansiquot, Reneta D., MacDonald, Sean P. (Eds.)

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  • Theoretical framework for place-based and virtual place-based learning explores how nexus of two innovative approaches to education in urban college environments have successfully enhanced students’ learning experience
  • Chronicles the development of interdisciplinary courses that use placed-based learning effectively as a pedagogical strategy
  • Discusses this pedagogical strategy of collaborative interdisciplinary place-based learning projects' effectiveness in role-playing games, as well as explore the ways in which a virtual reality headset can be used to make learning a more immersive experience
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About this book

This book focuses on the interdisciplinary incorporation of place-based learning in faculty teaching strategies at the New York City College of Technology. Contributing authors highlight their creative use of the unique urban environment of Brooklyn, illustrating the integration of urban resources into student research projects and activities in the context of an interdisciplinary course. Beginning with a reflection on the interrelationship between learners and nature, built and virtual environments, contributors then examine the experience of students and faculty in interdisciplinary projects in architecture, the geosciences, economics, computer science, the humanities and medicine. The volume concludes with a synthesis of best practices from these projects, focused on virtual place-based learning. This scholarly book makes a valuable contribution to the literature, offering a model of creative employment of urban spaces to enhance experiential interdisciplinary learning and demonstrating the potential educator application in diverse urban institutions elsewhere.

About the authors

Reneta D. Lansiquot is Professor of English, Program Director, Professional and Technical Writing, and Assistant Director of the Honors Scholars Program at New York City College of Technology, The City University of New York, USA. She has published widely on interdisciplinary studies and educational technology.
Sean P. MacDonald is Associate Professor of Economics at New York City College of Technology, The City University of New York, USA. She has served as a fellow and as contributor on interdisciplinary grant initiatives. She has published on the 2008–2009 financial crisis and interdisciplinary pedagogy.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Model for Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning

    Lansiquot, Reneta D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • The Varieties of Place-Based Education

    Park, Laureen

    Pages 17-38

  • The Solar Decathlon: Team DURA and Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning

    King, Paul C.

    Pages 39-64

  • Cyclonic Pedagogy: Learning Interdisciplinary Lessons from a Hybrid Storm

    Blake, Reginald A. (et al.)

    Pages 65-87

  • From Local to Global: The Role of Interdisciplinary Place-Based Research in Teaching Environmental Economics

    MacDonald, Sean P.

    Pages 89-109

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eBook £39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66014-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover £49.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66013-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £49.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88153-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning in Urban Education
Book Subtitle
Exploring Virtual Worlds
Editors
  • Reneta D. Lansiquot
  • Sean P. MacDonald
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66014-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66014-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66013-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88153-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 149
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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