SYMPOSIUM 15: Learning Communities in Education

Year: 1998

Author: Cocklin, Barry, Retallick,John, Groundwater-Smith, Susan, Wells, Pamela

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The idea of 'learning communities' is now featured prominently in many educational contexts. In schools, colleges and universities it is a focus for discussion about the increasingly interdependent nature of all stakeholders in the educational process and it is supported by research on how teaching and learning are best facilitated. This symposium will present four contributions deriving from a forthcoming text by the same title, outlining aspects of the perspectives, processes and strategies for reconstructing organisations into communities, and case study material.