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Laucella, Lydia E. – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2019
This article outlines the process of how the author purposefully designed an integrative assignment to meet the real-world needs of a nursing cohort, First-Year Seminar anchored learning community. The author provides evidence from her own teaching practices to explore the elements that contributed to the construction of this assignment. For…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Assignments, First Year Seminars, Communities of Practice
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VanOra, Jason P. – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2019
This study explores the impact of a first-semester learning community (LC) program on the experiences of developmental students in community college. Through a series of semi-structured interviews, students shared four central benefits of beginning their college careers in an LC program, including: (1) access to a supportive social and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Educational Benefits
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Gebauer, Richie – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2019
More and more academically underprepared students enter our colleges and universities, and research suggests that traditional efforts at remediation can exacerbate the self-doubt often experienced by at-risk students. While learning communities have been shown to offer under prepared students the support they need to become active participants in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, College Preparation, At Risk Students, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Mino, Jack J.; Trobaugh, Elizabeth; Winters, Steven; Dutcher, James – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2019
An integrative tool that we have piloted in two LCs, the interdisciplinary index, is an integrative template that students use to make connections between disciplines. In the learning community, "Cli-Fi: Stories and Science of the Coming Climate Apocalypse," faculty developed the Climate-Change Stress Index (CCSI) that students used to…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Climate, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
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Sprowles, Amy; Goldenberg, Katlin; Goley, P. Dawn; Ladwig, Steve; Shaughnessy, Frank J. – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2019
At Humboldt State University (HSU), location is everything. Students are as drawn to our spectacular natural setting as they are to the unique majors in the natural resource sciences that the university has to offer. However, the isolation that nurtures the pristine natural beauty of the area presents a difficult reality for students who are…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Communities of Practice, Rural Schools, State Universities
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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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