Learning circles are study groups for people who want to take online classes together and in-person.
"The very act of making education accessible, free, and learner-driven is the heart of democracy. Here in Chicago, an incredibly segregated city, I've seen learning circles be agents of social justice: they have brought people of all races, ages, and social classes, and helped them form bonds they might otherwise not have the opportunity to form."
"I joined a learning circle so I could be in an environment where everyone is vested in the work and progress. Also, being able to share and receive feedback under the guidance of an engaged instructor-leader was a blessing!"
"For me, learning circles and peer learning means that every opinion counts and is valid. We are only humans, and challenges make us strong."
"P2PU neatly connects open educational resources to career pathways in an equitable and empowering way that few other organizations are even considering."
"I realized that learning as a group is easier than learning alone. I never thought it would be so interesting."
Whether or not you are interested in facilitating a learning circle yourself, we have resources you can use to try and start a learning circle program locally.
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