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ERIC Number: EJ1077241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
The Best of Both Worlds: Exploring Cross-Collaborative Community Engagement
Hunt, Kathleen P.; Krakow, Melinda M.
Journal of Effective Teaching, v15 n2 p87-98 2015
Lauded as a rewarding pedagogical approach, community-engagement can be time-consuming, resource-intensive, and difficult for instructors to manage for effective student learning outcomes. Collaborative teaching can allow instructors working in the same classroom to draw from each others' expertise and share resources. In this essay, we propose a fruitful approach that brings the benefits of collaborative teaching to community-engagement. Two instructors collaborated to facilitate a community-engaged food justice blog, demonstrating the benefits of combining these modalities. In this essay, we review relevant literature on collaborative teaching and community-engagement, presenting cross-collaborative community engagement as an innovative model for collaboration between instructors in separate courses, allowing instructors to maintain autonomy while working together toward engaged learning.
Descriptors: Food, Food Standards, Teacher Collaboration, School Community Programs, Web 2.0 Technologies, Web Sites, Team Teaching, Service Learning, Cooperative Planning, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Best Practices, Barriers, Undergraduate Students, Student Journals, Participant Satisfaction, Course Evaluation, Transcripts (Written Records), Content Analysis, Lesson Plans
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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