Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Technology Studies

Volume

33

Issue

2

First Page

73

Last Page

78

Research Focus Area(s)

Occupational Safety Engineering

Abstract

Have you heard? The new buzzword is “learning communities.” A learning community is a relatively old phenomenon that has resurfaced; it is making educators at institutions of higher education stand up and take notice. According to Angelo (1997), learning communities have produced significant gains in student involvement, learning, satisfaction, social connectedness, persistence, and retention, thus creating a more holistic and favorable educational experience. Grounded in collaborative and cooperative learning theories, learning communities have created environments in which student learning is the center of attention. Overtime, the acquisition of knowledge had come to be considered a highly social process in which construction occurs interdependently between students and teachers (Cross, 1998).

Comments

This article is from The Journal of Technology Studies, 33, no. 2 (Spring 2007): 73–78.

Copyright Owner

Epsilon Pi Tau

Language

en

Date Available

December 7, 2012

File Format

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