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Brown, Jamie; Hoffman, Holly; Rouech, Kristina E.; VanDeusen, Elizabeth A. – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 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:…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Hibl, Lisa M. – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2018
Leading a long-established LLC as an Interim Director poses particular challenges and rewards. Uncertainties abound for the program and for the individual. Professionally speaking, taking on the hybrid role of faculty/ administrator can be both difficult and exciting. Ultimately, the solutions are in the details. Listening carefully to students,…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Transformative Learning, Reflection, Learner Engagement
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Virtue, Emily; Wells, Gayle; MacKusick, Carol; Murphy-Nugen, Amy; Rose, Amy – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2018
First-year seminars and learning communities (LC) have been used to help increase retention, provide continuity, and support students as they transition to the university setting. Another high impact educational practice--common intellectual experiences (CIE)--includes student activities centered on a theme to help facilitate learning, increase…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, First Year Seminars, Communities of Practice, Health Sciences
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Loveless-Morris, Judy A.; Reid, Latoya S. – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2018
The purpose of this article is to address how teaching in learning communities can be an effective tool for the retention of faculty of color. The article outlines the on-going, concerning issue of higher education's lack of faculty diversity. Through their shared lens as tenure-track faculty of color at an urban community college, the authors…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Persistence, Minority Group Teachers, African American Teachers
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Marshall, Kevin S.; Cabrera, Joseph F.; Weaver, Kathleen F. – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2018
The fundamental challenge of higher education lies in its ability to intentionally design thriving, innovative, educational spaces that nurture and inspire transcendent and transformational outcomes at the individual, group, and institutional levels. One of the most studied high impact practices, a well-crafted learning community that fosters…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Indexes, Definitions, Measurement
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Benjamin, Mimi; Belch, Holley A. – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2018
In structuring and providing leadership for learning community programs, learning community coordinators must address myriad issues and situations in order to create an experience that aids student learning and success. All types of students participate in learning communities, including students with psychiatric/ psychological disabilities;…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Mental Disorders, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Emotional Disturbances
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Kato, Masahide T. – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2018
The paper examines the transformative potential unveiled by the integration of indigenous epistemology into an experimental learning community program in Hawai'i. Through contextual analysis of the author's direct participation in classroom interactions, cultural and service learning activities, the final project, and the culminating event, the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Cultural Activities, Indigenous Populations, Place Based Education
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L'Heureux, Gerrard A. – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2018
The author reflects on his 44-year career as a science instructor, during which he gradually implements new active learning strategies in the classroom and shifts to integrating science and literature in the teaching of learning communities. The author describes three learning communities to show how the disciplines of science and literature can…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Active Learning, Communities of Practice, Student Participation
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Hill, George J.; Risolo, Paula L. – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2018
While there has been research on the effects of utilizing Peer Mentors within Learning Communities with regards to retention data, little research has been done to show the effects that Peer Mentoring has on learning outcomes within a Learning Community. Using anecdotal evidence from peer mentors working within a Learning Community at an urban…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, First Year Seminars, Peer Teaching
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Hintz, Kathryn; Genareo, Vincent – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2017
This article describes the creation of a First Year Experience learning community in a teacher education program. The First Year Experience model was adopted by the university because of declining enrollment, retention, and graduation rates and has been generally successful in the education department. With little information available for teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Communities of Practice, College Freshmen, Student Experience
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Shively, Kathryn L. – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2017
This article features the creation of a makerspace in the elementary education (ELED) living and learning community (LLC) residence hall. This space was created based on the growing body of literature demonstrating the rise of makerspaces across learning environments as well as the need to expose pre-service teachers (PSTs) to early field…
Descriptors: Reflection, Elementary Education, Living Learning Centers, College Housing
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Whitcher-Skinner, Kendra; Dees, Sharon J.; Watkins, Paul – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2017
University housing has the capacity to offer more than comfortable living spaces, and campuses across the U.S., including our own, are exploring models of residential learning communities that provide both academic and social support students while cultivating a strong sense of community. In this article, we describe our campus foray into offering…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, College Housing, Sense of Community, Residential Patterns
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Ungemah, Lori – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2017
In this narrative piece, the author describes how a learning community was able to transfer their practices of care to support a colleague as he faced illness and death. The author chronicles how the learning community responded to support their team member, other members of the campus community, and the students. She reflects on this experience…
Descriptors: Death, Communities of Practice, Caring, Helping Relationship
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Huerta, Grace; Ocampo, Catalina – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2017
With the 1982 Supreme Court decision in the case of Plyler v. Doe, K-12 students, regardless of their immigration status, were able to access a free public school education without the threat of deportation. However, such clarity has not been the case for undocumented students pursuing higher education. As increasing numbers of undocumented…
Descriptors: Campuses, Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, Safety
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Huerta, Juan Carlos – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2017
Learning communities have reached the point in their growth that we now need a professional association to allow for more opportunities for participation in advancing learning communities. This is the story of the founding of the new Learning Communities Association.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Associations, Educational Opportunities, Teacher Participation
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