Learning Communities: Reforming Undergraduate Education / Edition 1

Learning Communities: Reforming Undergraduate Education / Edition 1

by Barbara Leigh Smith, Jean MacGregor, Roberta Matthews, Faith Gabelnick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787910368

ISBN-13: 9780787910365

Pub. Date: 09/08/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Learning Communities is a groundbreaking book that shows how learning communities (LCs) can be a flexible and effective approach to enhancing student learning, promoting curricular coherence, and revitalizing faculty. Written by Barbara Leigh Smith, Jean MacGregor, Roberta S. Matthews, and Faith Gabelnick—acclaimed national leaders in the learning

Overview

Learning Communities is a groundbreaking book that shows how learning communities (LCs) can be a flexible and effective approach to enhancing student learning, promoting curricular coherence, and revitalizing faculty. Written by Barbara Leigh Smith, Jean MacGregor, Roberta S. Matthews, and Faith Gabelnick—acclaimed national leaders in the learning communities movement—this important book provides the historical, conceptual, and philosophical context for LCs and clearly demonstrates that they can be a key element in institutional transformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787910365
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/08/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

The Authors.

PART ONE: The Contemporary and Historical Context of Learning Communities.

1. Learning Communities and Undergraduate Education Reform.

2. Learning Community History: Education for What? Education for Whom?

PART TWO: Learning Community Structures and Practices.

3. Learning Community Curricular Structures.

4. Core Practices in Learning Communities.

PART THREE: Rich Arenas for Reform.

5. General Education, the First Year of College, and Learning Communities.

6. Success for All: Learning Communities in Basic Skills and English as a Second Language Settings.

PART FOUR: Initiating and Strengthening Learning Communities.

7. Information and Feedback: Using Assessment to Strengthen and Sustain Learning Communities.

8. Recruiting and Supporting Learning Community Teachers.

9. Initiating and Sustaining Learning Communities.

PART FIVE: Conclusion.

10. The Future of Learning Communities.

References.

Notes.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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