Respond by Day 5 to two or more of your colleagues’ postings, in one or more of the following ways:
Ask a probing question.
Share an insight from having read your colleagues posting.
Offer and support an opinion.
Validate an idea with your own experience.
Make a suggestion.
Expand on your colleague„¢s posting.
The learning community at Walden includes a vast number of stakeholders. The concept of learning communitiesÃ¢â‚¬Â is currently one that is to the fore of much educational and organizational literature and discussion(Kilpatrick, Barrett, & Jones, No year given). Many talk about learning communities, yet do not know about it. By the end of the twentieth century, although learning communities were neither well understood, nor well defined, they were among the most often discussed concepts in higher education circles (Kezar, 1999, p. ix). The learning community is vague.
For a learning community, there must be respect. Acceptance of diversity is an indicator of willingness to entertain new ideas and accept change, both prerequisites for community development (Flora, Flora & Wade, 1996). Diversity is an important factor to understand.
Overall, there has to be respect of all who engage in the process.
Walden wants to provide a scholarly approach to those in a profession. While this is challenging, it is important. Writing and meeting timelines is important and has to me met. Overall, this has to be done.
1) What you think classmate answer:
To me, I viewed learning communities as sharing ideas that are useful to the group. Base on your analysis I quiet agree with you that a member of a group contributing their experience with one another and you apply that knowledge with the outside world is a good example of an effective learning community. They share common ideas and these ideas can lead to one scholar-pratictioner as that person can use those ideas into practice. Keep it up.
2) What you think classmate answer:
A healthy interaction between students, writers and authors, this is something I never thought about before reading your post (Tran, 2010), in relationship to a learning community. What does a healthy interaction look like to you? When I think of healthy interactions with my peers the following comes to mind; respectful challenge of ideas, constructive feedback, encouragement, support, agreeing to disagree when necessary. I believe if we have interactions that encompass Walden values then we can achieve have a positive, professional experience with one another.
I liked the way you tied together our ability to analyze situations not only through evidence but also through our real environment. It always makes it easier to defend our solutions if we can find research that supports our reality.
3) What you think classmate answer:
To practice in their professional fields legally and ethically (Walden 2010, p 2)
Although this aspect should come as a personal expectation, Walden holds its students to a higher standard as well. With the learning and discipline of the APA 6th Edition in our coursework, it focuses on the academic integrity of following a certain format. With the Universitys rules on plagiarism, our own personal ethics should stand strong with no problems in this area. However, the intricate details we must learn are enforced and taught so we know as doctorate students the laws and ethics and the results of any such violations.
4) What you think classmate answer:
Explain their ethical responsibilities as a member of the business community and citizens in society.
Right and wrong, good and evil; words which change from culture to culture, country to country, and often house to house. I have come to learn that it is better to maintain a higher ethical standard than to adjust to the standards that may be prevalent in any specific location. As an example in procurement, there are many offers of gifts, lunches, event tickets, or simply the appearance of such. Taking such a gift not only puts the person who took the gift in a bad position, it can also influence others in the unit to do the same or put other personnel in the difficult position of informing management of the action or keeping quite.
5) What you think classmate answer:
A scholar is a specialist in a branch of knowledge or a person who has done advanced studies in a special field. A practitioner is someone who engages in an occupation, profession, religion, or way of life. A scholar-practitioner is therefore, a person who is a specialist in an area of study, who applies their knowledge in real world situations within their communities. Scholar-practitioners effect change in their communities by continuing to develop themselves and their communities in which they work.
6) What you think classmate answer: