This grouping develops the idea of how students can engage in the work.  The goal is not only to facilitate the groups that are being engaged through projects moving towards a Thinking Communities model, but for CIRAL to be its own Thinking Community.  This will be accomplished through an approach that encourages students to engage in Self-Designed Development and to develop and understanding of Strategic Capacity.  By finding effective ways for students to use their own network of resources and help communities in the same process both the CIRAL and project community will grow their Strategic Capacity and become a stronger Thinking Community.