Learning Communities Class Homework

Learning Communities/Challenge Course Facilitation Training Homework

This document contains the reading and viewing assignment that I typically give the participants when I teach a class on building community in the classroom or facilitating a challenge course. It includes some videos to view that can be found on the web, and more importantly, the pages that are to be read in Journey Toward the Caring Classroom by Laurie Frank and/or Facilitating the Experience: Mastering the Art and Science of Group Dynamics by the Washington State University Extension 4-H Adventure Education staff.

I believe that reading and comprehending these pages will give the reader a good basic foundational understanding of the learning communities concept. Without this foundation, learning communities is just a bunch of fun activities. With understanding, the activities can be facilitated in such a way that a group will move to a higher level of functioning.