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ERIC Number: ED482146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov-13
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Out-of-Class Engagement in Undergraduate Learning Communities: The Role and Nature of Peer Interactions.
Krause, Kerri-Lee; McInnis, Craig; Welle, Cindy
The nature of undergraduate students' out-of-class interactions with peers was studied through a survey of all undergraduate students at the University of Melbourne, Australia. The most common reason for peer interaction was to discuss assignments. There is a significant positive relationship between the frequency of such peer interaction and the variables of student satisfaction with the university experience and students' perceptions of how well they are coping with study. Differential interaction patters exist depending on year group, age, and language background. The study contributes to understandings of the role and nature of students' out-of-class peer interactions. It also has implications for enhancing the quality of student learning, engagement, and support structures. An appendix contains sample survey items. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure, and 20 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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