Welcome to CPCC - a Learning College


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What is the purpose of a learning college?

The college’s purpose is not to transfer knowledge, but to create environments that bring students to discover and construct knowledge for themselves and to make students members of communities of learners that make discoveries and solve problems.

What are the key principles of a learning centered college?
Based on the work of Terry O’Banion, a learning college:

    Creates substantive change in individual learners.

    Engages learners as full partners in the learning process.

    Assuming primary responsibility for their own choices.

    Creates and offers as many options for learning as possible.

      Assists learners to form and participate in collaborative learning activities.

        Defines the roles of learning facilitators by the needs of the learners.

          Succeeds only when improved and expanded learning can be documented for its learners.

            Encourages all employees to identify their role in supporting learning at all levels

              What are some steps I can take to become part of the learning college?

                Encourage and facilitate enrollment

                Assess students’ needs

                Encourage attendance and participation

                Design meaningful learning experiences

                Learn about the college and its resources

                Provide technical assistance to all learners

                Provide content expertise to all learners

                Develop feedback mechanisms

                Arrange for work-based learning

                Arrange for service learning

                Nurture interpersonal relationships

                Create connection activities

                Guide, tutor, and coach

                Create standards and outcome measures

                Maintain an attractive and supportive environment