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ERIC Number: EJ942966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
Integrating Best Practices: Learning Communities and the Writing Center
Parisi, Hope; Graziano-King, Janine
Community College Enterprise, v17 n1 p23-39 Spr 2011
Bringing together two evidence-based "best practices" in developmental education--learning communities and tutoring--seems natural, especially given that they share collaborative learning as a common pedagogical approach. And yet doing so raised questions around the role of the tutor in learning communities. In this article, a faculty development coordinator for learning communities and a writing center director trace the source of this ambiguity to the need for greater pedagogical coherence around the notion of collaborative learning, and highlight the need for both foregrounding and reiterating philosophy in professional development when combining best practices in order to ensure the integrity of each.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A