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Toward Learning in the Community : Insights from the U.S.A., India, and China (2020)


Kimonen, E., & Nevalainen, R. (2020). Toward Learning in the Community : Insights from the U.S.A., India, and China. In E. Kimonen, & R. Nevalainen (Eds.), Toward Community-Based Learning : Experiences from the U.S.A., India, and China (pp. 197–257). Brill. Urban Education, Cultures and Communities, 1. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004424494_006


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All authors or editors: Kimonen, Eija; Nevalainen, Raimo

Parent publication: Toward Community-Based Learning : Experiences from the U.S.A., India, and China

Parent publication editors: Kimonen, Eija; Nevalainen, Raimo

ISBN: 978-90-04-38976-2

eISBN: 978-90-04-42449-4

Journal or series: Urban Education, Cultures and Communities

ISSN: 2666-2167

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 1

Pages range: 197–257

Number of pages in the book: 273

Publisher: Brill

Place of Publication: Leiden

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004424494_006

Publication open access: Not open

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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to examine the changing nature of the pedagogical activities of community-based learning and their authentic learning environments in the United States, India, and China. This analysis, based on a previous historico-hermeneutical study in comparative education, concentrates particularly on the activities of community-based learning and their central pedagogical approaches in a context of social change. With respect to the United States, the primary focus is on experiential education, while in India it is on vocationally productive education, and in China it is on productive labor education. This chapter demonstrates that community-based learning can take place in a variety of learning environments prioritizing the Naturalistic, Sociocultural, Productive, Economic, Martial, Ecological, or Scientific-Technical Dimensions, in accordance with the general direction of political, economic, and social development. The chapter shows that by the mid-20th century these three countries had started to focus efforts on expanding learning environments from schools to the real world outside of schools. In the past five decades, pedagogical approaches and their learning environments have increasingly given special importance to the use of technology-based applications. The study concludes that approaches to community-based learning could provide a way for teachers and communities to prepare students to participate and become engaged in solving local problems.


Keywords: community education; social education; learning environment; communality; societal change; comparative education


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Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 3


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