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Putting Ourselves on the Map

Updated Monday, 5th August 2013

A place-based learning pilot project.

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Teacher with projector and children Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Putting ourselves on the map Putting Ourselves on the Map describes itself as "a pilot project working with three primary schools in Tower Hamlets to develop child centered views of the local community and raise awareness of issues around sustainability [...]. The mapping process included learning how to navigate online systems like Google earth, Google maps, which helped to develop a ‘child-centred view’ of the area. Children were encouraged to reflect on their experiences of place, supporting geographical content, exploration and sharing around identity and enhancement of self-esteem and confidence".

It was initiated by non-governmental organisation/charity and researchers, scientists & educators and encourages people to participate through an online platform and research & learning. Putting Ourselves on the Map is local in orientation and concerned with environment & sustainability and neighbourhood & community.

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