While a common goal of higher education is to improve student learning to prepare young adults for the professional, civic and personal challenges of their lives, few institutions have a model to facilitate these outcomes. ""Learning Partnerships"" offers a grounded theory and practical examples of how these objectives can be achieved at the college course, program, and institutional levels. The book takes as its foundation Marcia Baxter Magolda's Learning Partnerships Model - an empirically grounded yet flexible approach to promoting the learning goals of cognitive maturity, an integrated identity, mature relationships, and effective citizenship. The book then documents examples of actual practice and the learning outcomes they have yielded. The settings include community college and undergraduate courses, exchange and internship programs, residential life, a Masters' program, faculty development and student affairs organization.
Marcia Baxter Magolda is Professor of Educational Leadership at Miami University, Ohio; a two-time winner of American College Personnel Association awards for outstanding research; and has served on the editorial boards of About Campus, the Journal of College Student Development, The Review of Higher Education, and the American Educational Research Journal. Patricia M. King is Professor, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan.
Preface; Part One: A Theoretical Framework to Educate for Self-Authorship: 1. Self-Authorship as the Common Goal of 21st Century Education - Marcia B. Baxter Magolda; 2. Learning Partnerships Model: A Framework for Promoting Self-Authorship--Marcia B. Baxter Magolda; Part Two: Models of Educational Practice to Promote Self-Authorship: 3. Promoting Self-Authorship Through an Interdisciplinary Writing Curriculum--Carolyn Haynes; 4. Creating a Context to Promote Diversity Education and Self-Authorship among Community College Students--Anne M. Hornak and Anna M. Ortiz; 5. An Urban Leadership Internship Program: Implementing Learning Partnerships 'Unplugged' from Campus Structures--Katie Egart and Melissa P. Healy; 6. A Learning Partnership: U. S. College Students and the Poor in El Salvador--Kevin Yonkers Talz; 7. Community Standards Model: Developing Learning Partnerships in Campus Housing--Terry D. Piper and Jennifer A. Buckley; 8. A Community of Scholars: Enacting the Learning Partnerships Model in Graduate Education--Judy L. Rogers, Peter M. Magolda, Marcia B. Baxter Magolda, and Kathleen Knight Abowitz; Part Three: Implications of Implementing the Learning Partnerships Model: 9. The Learning Partnerships Model: Framing Faculty and Institutional Development-Terry M. Wildman; 10. Organizing for Learning in a Division of Student Affairs--Rebecca Mills and Karen L. Strong; Part Four: Designing Learning Partnerships: Creating Learning Partnerships in Higher Education: Modeling the Shape, Shaping the Model--Patricia M. King and Marcia B. Baxter Magolda.