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TEACHing for Change

C = Collaboration and Communication

Recognition and understanding of the various philosophical, theoretical, ideological positions that impact how we live, operate and speak with one another.

An ideal educational environment mimics that of an ecosystem in which the health of one participant is dependent on the health of all the others. Relationships greatly influence the success of all educational efforts. As a result, the College encourages collaboration among its many constituents, from obvious relationships like professor-student or teacher-intern to less overt relationships like that of policymaker-parent or counselor-client. When a community effectively collaborates on its goals, it lays a foundation for long-term success.

Collaboration begins with communication. The most vital step in fostering communication is an understanding of the many participants in an educational community. Past educational models focused almost solely on the most evident relationships, such as those in the teaching classroom. But what about parents, counselors, psychologists, business owners, or policy makers? All of these constituents affect educational success, and fostering communication between them all results in a more effective organization. Modern educators understand that communication, or its absence, greatly influences educational success. Encouraging communication among these many participants is a vital part of the College of Education's mission.

TEACHing For Change - The Rest of the Story

Read more about the overall philosophy behind TEACHing for change...and explore what the remaining letters mean.