SoTL Projects at KCC: Early Childhood Education Learning Communities
We primarily focused on redesigning our BIO 33 and PSY 32 courses linking the contents
geared towards meeting the needs of Early Childhood Education majors at Kingsborough
Community College. Our collaboration through frequent meetings modified the courses
so that they were appropriate for career-focused education. We formally and informally
assessed the success of the learning community and also incorporated students' suggestions
and responses to improving the delivery of the courses. Our work has been well received
in local and national conferences, and a paper developed from this project has been
accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Symister, P., & Jahangir, Z.M.G.S. (2009). Creating a Learning Community for ECE Majors.
Academic Exchange Quarterly, Winter 2009.
Jahangir, Z.M.G.S., P. (November, 2007). Stimulating Integrative Learning: Teaching Biology and Psychology with a Linked Seminar to Second Semester Community College Students. Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Professional Development Conference National
Association of Biology Teacher, Atlanta, Georgia.
Jahangir, Z.M.G.S., P. (November, 2007). Career-Focused Learning Communities for Second Semester Community College Students. Paper presented at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Commons Conference,
Symister, P., & Jahangir, Z.M.G.S. (May, 2007). Developing Second-Semester Learning Communities in Community Colleges. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual CUNY General Education Conference, Flushing, New York.
Jahangir, Z.M.G.S., & Symister, P. (November, 2009). Career-Focused Teaching: Effectively Linking Biology and Psychology for Early Childhood Education Majors. Paper to be presented at Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York.