What is a Learning Community?
A Learning Community consists of two or more linked courses designed to provide students with more integrated and meaningful learning experiences. Learning Communities foster an intellectual environment where learning can flourish and help smooth the transition to college by providing an opportunity for students to form bonds with fellow students who are in these same classes. They are designed primarily for new, first-year students. However, they can be scheduled by transfer students with the help of their advisors.
Temple was one of twenty two campus teams to participate in a two-year research project started in 2006 to assess students' learning in learning communities. Led by the Washington Center the National Assessment Project reached fresh understandings about the central importance of intentionally designing integrative learning.
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