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What is Tiered Learning

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Tiered learning is an instructional design approach. Within the concept of an instructional real world community, the academic, personal and professional communities are tiered engagements.
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Instructional Real World Community Engagement
Caroline M. Crawford (University of Houston – Clear Lake, USA)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch127
Abstract
The impact of the instructional real world community engagement upon the learner's cognitive understanding and subject matter attainment is recognized as a viable and integrally important element within the learner's instructional process. The integration of an active instructional engagement at the real world community engagement level supports recognition of academic communities of engagement, personal communities of engagement, and professional communities of engagement. The academic community of engagement includes current course colleagues, prior course collegial support systems, and current and prior instructors. Within personal communities of engagement falls friends, family, and social connections. Within professional communities of engagement falls current work colleagues, prior work collegial support systems, and professional organization colleagues.
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