Creating learning opportunities right where you are
Why you should join your local learning community
Connecting people and creating learning opportunities right where you are
As the online education program of Eva Burrows College continues to grow, we want to ensure that the personal interaction, friendships, discipleship and sense of connectedness, which have made us so much more than just a college, also continue to evolve and grow.
Evolving from just one group of online students meeting together in Brisbane, we have seen our learning communities grow and expand, and there are now groups meeting all around Australia, and plans for more. We are very excited about connecting people and see it contributing greatly to learning right where you are.
Facilitators you’d want to be around
Online students will be meeting together regularly as part of learning communities brought together by a well-connected and trained local facilitator. Facilitators are vetted and trained by the college, and are there to give support and act as a guide.
A supportive community
Our learning community students will come together with their facilitator regularly to share ideas about how to succeed as online students, encourage one another and find support where they need it. They’ll also have in-depth discussions as they reflect on their learning and apply it to their own contexts, solving real-world problems and finding answers to questions that people are actually asking.
A local group that works for your way of life
Our learning communities are close to the pulse of the local context, and there is great freedom in how these groups operate. Groups may meet in homes on a weeknight, in a church hall after church on a Sunday, at a Salvation Army centre, at a favourite café in the CBD during a lunch break or anywhere that’s right for your particular community. The frequency of meetings, too, may vary between groups, but most groups tend to meet no less than once a fortnight, and some will choose to meet weekly.
College orientation sessions close to home
All learning communities also benefit from a local College orientation session close to the start of each teaching period. It is our way of coming together as a broader College community to celebrate what is happening right where you are.
Where are the local learning communities?
In 2017, we have learning communities in Brisbane, Canberra, NSW Central Coast, Tamworth, and two located in Sydney -Western Sydney and Redfern.
Like to join the learning community movement?
Would you like to join your own local learning community? Talk to us, and we can put you in contact with like-minded students and amazing facilitators. You can register your interest by firstname.lastname@example.org
Or maybe you have what it takes to start a new group of your own? We’d love to hear from you.