Learning Circles facilitate team work among teachers and
students. Schools are grouped into Learning Circles during a session to
accomplish a set of educational goals. The team is responsible for the
design of its education. Each participant is a vital part of the group
effort and accepts a degree of responsibility for the overall success
of the Learning Circle.
Students are encouraged to take responsibility for different
spects of the group work. Their ability to work with others to accomplish
this goal increases their confidence and self-sufficiency. High expectations
by student peers from other locations motivate student achievement.
Working on teams, teaching others, and working well with
people from culturally diverse backgrounds are important work skills.
Just as in the workplace, team work and good interpersonal skills are
crucial ingredients for the success of Learning Circle projects. Students
are encouraged to respect and learn from the diversity of backgrounds
represented in the Circle.
to: Introduction to Learning Circles
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