EDL 7007: Building Professional Learning Communities: Learners & Leaders (3)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0

This course is designed to assist candidates in increasing their knowledge and skills in developing professional communities of learners and leaders, in which the teachers and administrators in a school continuously seek and share learning and act on their learning. The goal of their actions is to enhance their effectiveness as professionals for the students' benefit; thus, this arrangement may also be termed communities of continuous inquiry and improvement. Candidates will explore such questions as: What do professional learning communities look like and how do they function? Why are such learning communities important for both staff and students? How are learning communities introduced and developed in schools as a new organizational arrangement?