While a common goal of higher education is to improve student learning to prepare young adults for the professional, civic and personal challenges of their lives, few institutions have a model to facilitate these outcomes. Learning Partnerships offers a grounded theory and practical examples of how these objectives can be achieved at the college course, program, and institutional levels.The book takes as its foundation Marcia Baxter Magolda’s Learning Partnerships Model -- an empirically grounded yet flexible approach to promoting the learning goals of cognitive maturity, an integrated identity, mature relationships, and effective citizenship.The book then documents examples of actual practice and the learning outcomes they have yielded. The settings include community college and undergraduate courses, exchange and internship programs, residential life, a Masters’ program, faculty development and student affairs organization. Learning Partnerships offers models for all educators -- faculty and student affairs staff alike -- who work to balance guidance and learner responsibility to prepare students for the complexity of the twenty-first century.
is Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at the Miami University of Ohio and a nationally recognized author and speaker on student development and learning. In 2007 she received the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s Research Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to advancing student learning. Her scholarship addresses the evolution of learning and development in college and subsequent adult life, and educational practice to promote self-authorship. Her seventh and eighth books respectively are Authoring Your Life and Development and Assessment of Self-Authorship.
is Professor, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan.
“Those interested in strengthening the ties between theory and practice and between faculty and student affairs can find inspiration here. Those committed to developing the co-curriculum to promote self-authorship will have a better sense of how to do that from this book. Learning Partnerships could serve as a text for courses on epistemological development or teaching and learning. It could provide a foundation for professional development for faculty or student affairs practitioners (and examples for doing so are included)….With its focus on practice and experiential education and its personal tone, readers are invited into the worlds of the authors to see the assumptions and principles of the [Learning Partnerships Model] in practice. With this volume, Baxter Magolda and King continue to make significant contributions to higher education and student affairs and encourage learning partnerships to promote students' development.”—Journal of College Student Development
Preface; Part One: A Theoretical Framework to Educate for Self-Authorship: 1. Self-Authorship as the Common Goal of 21st Century Education--Marcia B. Baxter Magolda; 2. Learning Partnerships Model: A Framework for Promoting Self-Authorship--Marcia B. Baxter Magolda; Part Two: Models of Educational Practice to Promote Self-Authorship: 3. Promoting Self-Authorship Through an Interdisciplinary Writing Curriculum--Carolyn Haynes; 4. Creating a Context to Promote Diversity Education and Self-Authorship among Community College Students--Anne M. Hornak and Anna M. Ortiz; 5. An Urban Leadership Internship Program: Implementing Learning Partnerships 'Unplugged' from Campus Structures--Katie Egart and Melissa P. Healy; 6. A Learning Partnership: U. S. College Students and the Poor in El Salvador--Kevin Yonkers Talz; 7. Community Standards Model: Developing Learning Partnerships in Campus Housing--Terry D. Piper and Jennifer A. Buckley; 8. A Community of Scholars: Enacting the Learning Partnerships Model in Graduate Education--Judy L. Rogers, Peter M. Magolda, Marcia B. Baxter Magolda, and Kathleen Knight Abowitz; Part Three: Implications of Implementing the Learning Partnerships Model: 9. The Learning Partnerships Model: Framing Faculty and Institutional Development--Terry M. Wildman; 10. Organizing for Learning in a Division of Student Affairs--Rebecca Mills and Karen L. Strong; Part Four: Designing Learning Partnerships: Creating Learning Partnerships in Higher Education: Modeling the Shape, Shaping the Model--Patricia M. King and Marcia B. Baxter Magolda