Filitsa Dingyloudi

I have been involved in a longitudinal research project (i.e., three years) on learning communities in higher education that offered me the opportunity to explore how learning communities may emerge from and within a broader network, develop over time, employ sharing mechanisms, reflect principles of effectiveness, and finally lead to creation of personal, social, educational and other values based on members’ experiences of participation. My theoretical and methodological questioning throughout this research experience together with the so far findings triggered me to actively participate in the LC research community which is particularly interested in reflecting on prior and current practices and research in learning communities and in envisioning a promising research future on LCs.