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ERIC Number: EJ923859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
Living-Learning Programs: One High-Impact Educational Practice We Now Know a Lot about
Brower, Aaron M.; Inkelas, Karen Kurotsuchi
Liberal Education, v96 n2 p36-43 Spr 2010
The Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) provides substance and direction to President Obama's American Graduation Initiative, which seeks to encourage more students to obtain baccalaureate degrees. The LEAP initiative defines the practical and aspirational goals of an undergraduate degree, as well as the educational experiences that lead to the achievement of those goals. LEAP's combination of essential learning outcomes--learning how to learn, how to distinguish good information from bad, how to frame and solve complex problems, how to work with others, and learning about the world and one's place within it--and "high-impact" educational practices outlines straightforward experiences and opportunities that produce the kinds of skills and abilities needed by citizens of the world. Moreover, the high-impact practices not only help all students learn, but they also have compensatory benefits for students from groups that, historically, have underachieved in higher education. In this article, the authors summarize what they know about residential learning communities, more broadly called living-learning programs (LLPs), based on results from the National Study of Living-Learning Programs. LLPs create comprehensive in- and out-of-class learning environments that engender the type of student engagement with faculty, peers, and curricula that the authors hope happens in college. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Language: English
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