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Adding Value: Learning Communities and Student Engagement

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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.

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Zhao, CM., Kuh, G.D. Adding Value: Learning Communities and Student Engagement. Research in Higher Education 45, 115–138 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1023/B:RIHE.0000015692.88534.de

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