Building Healthy Learning Communities

by | May 12, 2014 | Community, Leadership, Nature, Research, Spirit

Abstract:

The Applied Leadership Project (ALP) is the culminating project for the Masters of Environmental Leadership Program at Naropa University. The intent of this project was to explore how the practice of Learning Communities (LCs) can help fulfill this vision among educators in PassageWorks Institute (PWI) courses and school projects, and with PWI faculty and staff. This ALP will identify the central principles, components, and practices that foster and maintain healthy and transformative learning communities for educators. After establishing a working definition of LCs through qualitative research of other learning communities and interviews with PWI faculty, two different pilot initiatives were explored to identify the diverse ways that LCs can be implemented and sustained.

 

Keywords: Learning Communities, Education, Biomimicry

 

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