Module 1: Creating a Community of Learners

Introduction and Intended Outcome:



Creating a community of learners is the foundation of effective teaching. You may be passionate about the subject you teach, plan relevant and interesting activities, and deliver fascinating information—but none of this matters if students are afraid to speak up in class, feel that they can't contribute, and don't get the support and encouragement they need to learn.

In this course module, you'll explore characteristics of learners that make them unique and diverse individuals, and discover how to create a physical, social, and psychological climate conducive to learning.

Intended Outcome for This Module

As a result of this learning experience, you should be able to set up and manage a classroom environment that contributes to your students' abilities to engage fully in learning.