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ERIC Number: EJ1109121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2334-4822
Overcoming Pedagogical Solitude: The Transformative Power of Discipline-Specific Faculty Learning Communities
Tovar, Mariela; Jukier, Rosalie; Ferris, Jennie; Cardoso, Kristen
To Improve the Academy, v34 n1-2 p319-344 Jun 2015
This article describes a multiyear Faculty Learning Community (FLC) program as a strategy to overcome pedagogical solitude (Shulman, 1993) in a discipline-specific context. Participant interviews shed light on their FLC experiences and perceived impact on their teaching and students' learning. Grounded within the particularities of the disciplinary context and based on the results of interviews reflecting a highly positive experience, key factors that had a major role in the success of the FLCs are articulated, framed within V. Lee, M. Hyman, and G. Luginbuhl's (2007) concept of readiness. The authors also suggest contextual questions to consider when transferring their experience to other institutional contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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