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Closing the Achievement Gap: Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning

Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for learning (EIC) defines a framework for education: a framework for interdisciplinary, collaborative, student-centered, hands-on, and engaged learning. It has begun to transform curricula in a growing number of schools across the United States and may have the potential to significantly improve k-12 education in America. This report presents the results of a nationwide study; describes the major concepts and assumptions underlying EIC; explores a range of successful EIC programs across the United States; identifies the major characteristics of successful EIC programs; and, analyzes the implications of EIC-based education for student learning and instruction.

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Date Of Record Release 2014-12-24 09:06:05
Description Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for learning (EIC) defines a framework for education: a framework for interdisciplinary, collaborative, student-centered, hands-on, and engaged learning. It has begun to transform curricula in a growing number of schools across the United States and may have the potential to significantly improve k-12 education in America. This report presents the results of a nationwide study; describes the major concepts and assumptions underlying EIC; explores a range of successful EIC programs across the United States; identifies the major characteristics of successful EIC programs; and, analyzes the implications of EIC-based education for student learning and instruction.
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Keyword Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning, Environment, Environmental Education
Date Of Record Creation 2014-12-24 08:42:20
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Date Last Modified 2014-12-24 09:06:05
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2014-12-24 08:42:20 (W3C-DTF)

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