Book Display: Learning From Parks, through mid-October

Everett Cafe

Tying in with new student orientation and the Smith Learning Theater’s "Walk through Multidimensional Learning Space”, Learning From Parks explores the urban park as a metaphor for the acquisition of knowledge and importance of social infrastructure. The display draws attention to the history, design, and politics of New York City parks, especially the iconic Central Park, our nation’s first major landscaped public park, inspired by reformers who sought to improve public health and strengthen civil society.

We offer an opportunity to reflect on the relationship between city parks and urban schools, with inspiration drawn from Eric Klinenberg’s Palaces for the People; Michael Graner’s The Urban Park As An Educational Asset, and John Fischer’s The School Park. We hope to encourage socially conscious modes of teaching, as well as play and creativity in the learning process.

At the Everett News Cafe, you'll find a new book collection every few weeks that relates to current affairs, education, or learning environments.


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Last Updated: 1:35 pm, Wednesday, Sep 4 , 2019