"Facilitators will share their experience designing and co-teaching an interdisciplinary learning community (LC) for first-year transfer students at Holyoke Community College. By coupling English 101 with Education 100, the goal was to develop students’ abilities to read, write, and think critically about social justice issues in education. Students were challenged to wrestle with and address traditions of American education, such as deficit education and cultural privilege, to form analytical perspectives based on critical inquiry into American schools and schooling. The facilitators of this session will share the far-reaching effects of the learning community experience and will stimulate conversation related to designing learning communities between 2- and 4-year institutions in an effort to enrich the transfer process."
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mary_grassetti/2/