ERIC Number: ED388338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Research: Current Best Practices for the Desired Learning Paradigm. Final Report and Summary.
From April to September 1995, Arizona's Maricopa Community College District (MCCD) conducted interviews with faculty and staff to develop a database of innovative practices related to the District's desired learning paradigms. This report describes results from the study in three sections. The first section summarizes the project's research activities and results related to MCCD's four learning paradigms: learning is a lifelong process that should be measured in a consistent and ongoing manner, everyone is an active learner and teacher, the learning process includes the larger community, and learning occurs in a flexible environment. The second section discusses reactions and implications of the report, including possible uses of the database of practices and the need for more research from and on students. Finally, the third section provides 52 entries from the database of best practices, grouped by their alignment with the four learning paradigms. Each entry includes a description of the practice; information on the faculty members and college initiating the practice; an analysis of the relationship of the practice to the learning paradigms; a discussion of institutional resources involved in supporting the practice; and descriptions of the extent of implementation, outcomes, evaluation, and student feedback or responses to the practice. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maricopa County Community Coll. District, Phoenix, AZ.