Rules for an ideal community

26 Dec

A number of the texts that I am thinking about teaching next year engage with the interaction between individuals and their communities.  In order to understand that relationship, students will need to understand what a community is, how a community functions, and the benefits and detriments of belonging to a community.

To help students engage with this idea, I plan to encourage my students to think of the class as a small community.  As part of that process, students will have to assign roles to each other based on the needs of our learning community, and come up with a set of rules that will ensure the productive functioning of the learning community.

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