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Why use campus-based learning?

Carleton College, Goodsell Observatory
"Using local examples connects classroom curricula to student lives in a way that textbooks do not. Incorporating local examples into classroom activities increases student confidence as it draws upon student experiences and background knowledge while demonstrating the connection between classroom curricula and student experience." (Harnick and Ross 2004)

Using the campus as a living laboratory can improve teaching by improving pedagogy and for practical reasons.

Pedagogical Reasons:

Carleton College, photo by Tom Roster
Carleton College

Practical Reasons

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