- Other Learning Circle Models/Examples

We welcome others to share their models of learning circles.  Members of this site will see  it transformed from a website to a  wiki-website. (Write mriel@ppepperdine.edu to become a member)  A number of tabs will appear at the top of each page including  "edit page"  and "create new page."  You are invited to add the name of your model here, link it to a new page and add any information or links to your project that you would like.  Or if you like, a link to your site works for us. If you need help, let us know.

 Other Learning Circle Models                                                                     


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  Learning Circle Resources

 The Peer to Peer University (P2PU)
 P2PU and the Chicago Public Library announces the next round of Learning Circles – face-to-face study groups for people who want to work together through online content. They are running Learning Circles in 12 branches of the Chicago Public Library. They have published a online learning circle Facilitator's Guide. Their model is provide a community learning experience around the participation in online openly available courses.

YouTube Video

Learning Circles: A form of social Activism    The Bonner Foundation is committed to improving the lives of individual and communities by helping meet the basic needs of nutrition and education.  They support community based learning circles.  The are developing some materials to support the formation of learning circles to develop new practices or action plans to use in schools, communities, and organizations.   This is a train the trainer guide for community based learning circles for adults. 

Health/Human Rights Learning Circle Home

 Our goal in creating a learning circle is to build and strengthen a community of allies. This includes people who work in public health as well as any people who believe that creating healthy communities is essential to building a more just world. As many areas of our society impact people’s health - like education, housing, economics, transportation, criminal justice, and land use - even if you don’t consider yourself connected to public health, we hope you might consider joining us.  Here is the link for joining (Spring of 2010)
The Urban Aboriginal Economic Network Learning Circles

 In Canada, the Urban Aboriginal Economic Development Networks Network initiates Learning Circles to encourages the continuation of the dialogue around challenges in service delivery, housing, education and health of the urban Aboriginal community.  Their model is very similar to the model described here with the difference that most of their meetings appear to be in person.  They have arranged a number of regional learning circles as well as learning circles around topics.   For more information on how they are using learning circles see the 7  files that they have prepared to support learning circles.

Learning Circles: Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Australia Government

 The Australian Government's crime prevention and community safety group created a set of module program for citizens to learn more about community safety. Each of these modules had extensive guides to help citizen come together to to share knowledge and experience and learn a little more about important community issues through discussions and presentations.
 The overview and a link to each of the modules is no longer available on their website but we have saved a version for exploration here.  Our interest is in the way that Learning Circles were used rather then the current existence of the project.  The last item is a facilitator's guide.