Living Learning Program 'EDLIFE' Designed to Develop Future Educators
By Jenny Wells
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2014) — At the University of Kentucky, campus living has become an integral element of the learning process. With currently 13 Living Learning Programs, or LLPs, on campus experiencing tremendous success, the university will open six more in the upcoming year. EDLIFE, an LLP designed for undergraduates in the UK College of Education, will be one of them.
Opening this August for the Fall 2014 semester, EDLIFE will bring together undergraduate students majoring in education, giving them opportunities to learn, discover, study and network with other students, faculty, staff and educators who share their career interests.
"EDLIFE is dedicated to providing first year and returning UK students with a supportive community designed just for them to explore teaching from early childhood through secondary education," said Mary John O'Hair, dean of the College of Education."From day one, entering freshmen and peer mentors will work with faculty and school leaders to identify, analyze and help solve real world education problems. EDLIFE students will be connected to innovative schools across Kentucky as well as globally to bring critical knowledge and skills, innovation and creativity to life."