The Home area provides the front page of the site (Welcome to the SPCS Pedagogy Community of Practice) as well as the About Us page and the Who We Are page. Use these pages to help figure out what the CoP is and whether it’s a good fit for you. You won’t need to visit this area often, as the bulk of the site is found under Resources.
The Resources area is the heart of the site. It’s contributor blog posts, categorized as Research, Praxis, Experience, or Resources. Each post falls into at least on of these categories. Use these pages to see contributor posts describing original research in adult education, practical applications of adult education theory, experience reports from the classroom, and resources for CoP members to consider.
The Events area of the site posts as many adult pedagogy and adult learning related events members can find and share. We’ve included out own CTLT’s Pizza and Pedagogy events along with other events that may be of interest to CoP members.
The Join Us area of the site invites you to become a members of the SPCS Pedagogy Community of Practice. You can get deeply involved as a contributor, or you can simply subscribe to the blog and the listserv and receive notifications of new content and ideas. Any level of involvement is welcome! The only criterion for joining is that you teach adult students. While we’re housed at the University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies and share resources primarily for SPCS instructors, anyone who teaches adults is welcome.
Joining the Conversation
We expect members of the SPCS Pedagogy CoP to initiate and sustain meaningful conversations about implementing and sharing best practices for teaching nontraditional students in SPCS. We expect the Pedagogy-list email list to generate the most opportunities for engagement, and we encourage CoP members to subscribe and engage in those conversations. You may also log into the blog and post comments to individual posts. Adding comments to website posts offers an archival approach to feedback, while posting to the email list provides a dynamic approach to feedback. Participate as you feel comfortable, but please join the conversation. All who teach nontraditional students in SPCS have much to contribute and much to learn from being involved.