Research in Higher Education

, Volume 45, Issue 2, pp 115–138

Adding Value: Learning Communities and Student Engagement

Authors

    • The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • George D. Kuh
    • Indiana University Bloomington
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:RIHE.0000015692.88534.de

Cite this article as:
Zhao, C. & Kuh, G.D. Research in Higher Education (2004) 45: 115. doi:10.1023/B:RIHE.0000015692.88534.de

Abstract

This study examines the relationships between participating in learning communities and student engagement in a range of educationally purposeful activities of first-year and senior students from 365 4-year institutions. The findings indicate that participating in a learning community is positively linked to engagement as well as student self-reported outcomes and overall satisfaction with college.

learning communities college students student development student engagement effective educational practices integrative learning

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