ERIC Number: ED499398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 4
"Opportunities to Connect: Integrative Learning Communities"
Ratliff, Gerald Lee
Online Submission, Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference (2006)
The primary role of designing Learning Communities is to promote collaborative teaching and learning that connects individual courses from separate academic disciplines to enrich the intellectual life and sense of community for students and participating faculty. From both an epistemological and pedagogical perspective, Learning Communities are an invaluable strategic blueprint that fosters a social context for learning, provides interdisciplinary learning opportunities, makes explicit curricular connections through themes or texts and promotes an integrated and interactive learning environment.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A