ERIC Number: ED206215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Educational Psychology in Action: Learning Skills Training with Health Sciences Students.
Dale, Grady, Jr.
The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center was designed to create an inter-school, inter-program network of students and faculty. The aim is to promote a Health Sciences Center-wide approach to help high risk students negotiate high risk courses and to maximize the learning potential of all students through the proper teaching and reinforcement of student academic management skills. LAP fosters an attitude of prevention among students, identifying the need for help before academic problems reach the critical state. Some program innovations include hiring a fourth year medical student and a third year dental student to act as adult peer supervisors in LAP, organizing half-day orientation seminars on Saturday, implementing supplemental course instruction and special review classes beyond the formal instruction, and teaching learning skills as part of the professional curriculum. Measuring the efficacy of learning skills intervention is planned and will include pre- and post-test designs related to grade improvement. (CC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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