Fellowship I – Framework
Principles of networked learning informed the design of the EAP/SFBA Fellowship program. This model was intended to promote inquiry-based learning that is both empowering and flexible, as it adjusts and aligns to address each Fellow’s specific aims. Fellows were encouraged to be self-starters, interested in building cross-sector relationships and willing to take an active role in the learning process. From the start, Fellows worked with the EAP/SFBA Leadership Group to identify specific learning goals and methods for achieving those goals. Milestones, collective expectations and personal benchmarks were developed collaboratively.
Leadership Group Chairs supported Fellows by connecting them to ideas, materials, expertise and human resources (e.g., speakers, mentors and/or consultants). Chairs also coordinated individual goal setting and project timelines, moderated discussions, facilitated problem-solving sessions and supplied overall guidance throughout the program.