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Democratizing Teaching and Learning through Real Dialogue across Differences
Diversity & Democracy (2013)
  • Carmen Werder, Western Washington University
Now in its twelfth year, the Teaching–Learning Academy (TLA) at Western Washington University (WWU) is a dialogue forum bringing together students, staff, faculty, and community members around a shared question about learning. The TLA began in 2001 as part of WWU's participation in the Carnegie Campus Conversation program, sponsored by the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. It has since evolved into a hub for dialogue aimed at studying and enhancing the learning culture at WWU and sustaining student voices in co-inquiry about their own learning. The TLA sponsors campus forums and other alliances, but at its heart are the dialogues that convene mixed groups of faculty, staff, administrators, community members, and students.
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning,
  • Teaching-Learning Academy,
  • Dialogue
Publication Date
Winter 2013
Publisher Statement
Published by the Association of American Colleges & Universities
Citation Information
Carmen Werder. "Democratizing Teaching and Learning through Real Dialogue across Differences" Diversity & Democracy Vol. 16 Iss. 1 (2013) p. 20 - 21
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