Note: The Learning Circles program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.
About This Program
Target Population: Not Specified
The Learning Circle model creates change at the team level that then moves outward to the rest of the agency. Learning Circles are about change that starts at the unit level and flows up. The model is designed to develop a learning culture at the team level to improve practice and agency/team functioning. Teams engage in a problem-solving process informed by multiple sources that results in action plans that address the issues most important to them. Learning Circle topics are chosen by the team, but a specific process guides the Learning Circle model. Instead of decisions being made at the “top” and then handed down to teams for implementation, Learning Circles identify their own issues, make decisions about how to address those issues, and then implement changes.
Education and Training
Education and Training Resources
Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to implement this program, and there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.
Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research
This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.
Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Learning Circles.
No reference materials are currently available for Learning Circles.
- Charmaine Brittain, MSW, PhD
- Email: Charmaine.Brittain@du.edu
- Phone: (303) 871-6336
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: March 2017
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2017
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2017