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ERIC Number: EJ942907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1056-3997
Facilitating a Faculty Learning Community: Determining Consensus Using Q Methodology
Ramlo, Susan
Mid-Western Educational Researcher, v24 n1 p30-38 Win 2011
With plans to improve a Technical Report Writing course, writing faculty and engineering technology faculty formed a faculty learning community (FLC). Although discussions were often productive, it was often difficult to gauge consensus and differing views among the group members. In a previous study, Q methodology, a measure of subjectivity, was used to facilitate discussions among a diverse set of faculty (Ramlo, 2005). Similar to that study, the researcher found here that determination of consensus and differing opinions in the FLC improved dialogue, built an improved sense of community, and led to improvement of the course. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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