Sustaining and Improving Learning Communities / Edition 1

Sustaining and Improving Learning Communities / Edition 1

by Jodi Levine Laufgraben, Nancy S. Shapiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787960543

ISBN-13: 9780787960544

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Sustaining and Improving Learning Communities is the long awaited follow-up to the groundbreaking book Creating Learning Communities. The authors continue their exploration of the concept of learning communities as an innovation in undergraduate curricular instruction that allow students to actively participate in their own education, and deepen and diversify their

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Sustaining and Improving Learning Communities is the long awaited follow-up to the groundbreaking book Creating Learning Communities. The authors continue their exploration of the concept of learning communities as an innovation in undergraduate curricular instruction that allow students to actively participate in their own education, and deepen and diversify their college experience. Jodi Levine Laufgraben and Nancy S. Shapiro address a wide range of topics such as campus culture for sustaining learning communities, learning communities and the curriculum, pedagogies, and faculty development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787960544
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

The Authors.

1. Introduction: The What and Why of Learning Communities.

2. A Campus Culture for Sustaining Learning Communities (Anne Goodsell Love).

3. Planning and Assessing the Curriculum.

4. Pedagogy That Builds Community (Jodi Levine Laufgraben, Daniel Tompkins).

5. Faculty Development.

6. Developing Purposeful and Focused Assessment.

7. Approaching Diversity Through Learning Communities (Emily Decker Lardner).

8. Sustaining Living-Learning Programs (David Schoem).

9. Next Steps: Expanding Our Understanding of Communities of Learning.

References.

Index.

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