The Scholars Program Learning Circle: An Example of Capacity Building in the Academy for Engaged Team Science

Lauren Martin, Yingling Fan, Naomi N. Duke, Mary O. Hearst, Catherine M. Jordan


We describe the professional development component, or learning circle, of the Community-engaged Scholars Program, a multi-disciplinary, cohort-based program intended to build scholars’ capacity for community-engaged scholarship. We explore the learning circle in the context of “team science”. We argue that the learning circle pedagogy is a right fit for promoting, not just engaged research, but also engaged team science, within the academy. 


professional development, community-based research, community engaged scholarship, pedagogy

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