What are Faculty Learning Circles?
A Faculty Learning Circle (FLC) is a peer-based learning group with a focus on collaboration, problem-solving, professional development, connection, relationship-building, and reflective practice. An FLC is meant to be a safe, supportive, collegial space for sharing and learning with and from one another. Its characteristics come from the concepts of a Community of Practice and a Professional Learning Community, where professional learning is fostered within the context of the group. Leadership within the circle is shared, and interaction amongst members occurs on a regular basis where the focus of learning is ultimately on professional development.
- Blankenship, S.S. & Ruona, W.E.A. (2007). Professional Learning Communities and Communities of Practice: A Comparison of Models, Literature Review. Retrieved from: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED504776.pdf.
- Brookfield, S. D. (1995). Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. USA: Jossey-Bass.
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