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ERIC Number: EJ1200563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Launching Integrative Experiences through Linked Courses: The Future Educators Learning Community (FELC)
Brown, Jamie; Hoffman, Holly; Rouech, Kristina E.; VanDeusen, Elizabeth A.
Learning Communities: Research & Practice, v6 n2 Article 4 Dec 2018
This article describes the first implementation of the Future Educators Learning Community, and particularly, the impact of three linked courses and instructor collaboration. With supporting literature and the context and background of this learning community as the foundation, our experiences are structured into three distinct categories: preparing, implementing, and reflecting upon our journey. Pertinent logistics are discussed as well as the importance of ongoing communication and collaboration in response to real-time feedback from students. Throughout this initial implementation, recurring themes emerged that extended meaning for both students and instructors. The article concludes with important lessons learned, as well a poetic representation of the initial Future Educator Learning Community.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teamwork, Learner Engagement, Student Development, Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development, Assignments, Courses, Interpersonal Communication, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan; Washington