Community Learning (01:49)
Host Linda Darling Hammond describes the importance of social learning. Roland Tharp explains that the most important aspect of educational development is the relationship between teacher and student.
Building a Garden (03:29)
Take a look inside Yvonne Scott's community of learners as they construct a butterfly garden. She structures her classroom to allow students to assist each other.
Project Method (05:38)
David Elkind describes the concept of integrated curriculum. Scott describes her goal to teach students skills needed to make a project work. Take a look at her classroom in action, as Scott leads her student with a combination of whole class leadership, individual and group coaching, and independent learning.
Deeper Understanding (01:58)
Student learning can be supported through managed dialogue. Dialogue helps in both assessment and assistance.
Take a look inside Avram Barlowe's discussion-based classroom. Barlowe believes that students are better able to understand their own ideas when they are held up under the scrutiny of conflicting ideas.
Structure and Flexibility (06:21)
James P. Comer believes that the social interaction in a classroom motivates the student to learn more. He explains the emotional attachment that students have to the teacher and other students. Take a look as Barlowe continues to lead his students in discussion and finds ways to balance flexibility with leadership.
Summary of Learning in a Social Context (01:21)
Listen to Hammond's summary of the video. Learning is accelerated by tasks that are meaningful to students.
Credits: Learning from Others: Learning in a Social Context—The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice (00:49)
Credits: Learning from Others: Learning in a Social Context—The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice
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