ERIC Number: ED473948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Creating a Learning Community: American Literature and US History: A Teacher's Story.
Kozaczka, Grazyna J.
This document outlines the development of an American Studies learning community in which a literature and a history professor created a framework for collaborative inquiry across the two disciplines. The learning community was situated within General Education requirements, and thus reflected the freshman course level. The community was linked through the following connections: content; writing assignments; assessment; and teaching methods. Through the constant attention to the interrelatedness of literature and history, the course managed to overcome some of the disciplinary fragmentation common in college curriculum. The experiment resulted in creating an informal learning community of six students who continued that shared inquiry through their junior and senior years. (PM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (92nd, Atlanta, GA, November 21-26, 2002).