Democracies in Action: A Changing Learning Community Landscape

  • Carol A. Mullen The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Keywords: inquiry, self, transformation, professional learning, community, change


Learning alongside others to effect transformation of community and self is a process of inquiry that guides theory and practice. My purpose as an author is to portray a balanced, realistic portrait of the promises and pitfalls of engaging in professional learning communities (PLCs). Herein I present the results of a democratic project that united 42 scholars and practitioners who made discoveries as collaborators within evolving communities of practice geared toward desirable change. I also draw upon the relevant literature to describe this trend and identify possibilities for renewal, reflection, and inquiry that arise out of PLCs.

How to Cite
Mullen, C. A. (2011). Democracies in Action: A Changing Learning Community Landscape. LEARNing Landscapes, 4(2), 215-231.