ERIC Number: EJ1114468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Adaptation and Flexibility When Conducting and Planning Peer Study Group Review Sessions
Arendale, David R.; Hanes, Amanda R.
Learning Assistance Review, v21 n2 p9-37 Fall 2016
Based on an evaluation of the professional literature of postsecondary learning assistance, little is known about decisions made by student leaders during their peer study group review sessions. Our research question for this study is "How did study group leaders adapt their role to better meet the needs of the students who participated in their academic review sessions?" Most research publications instead focus on final course grades or student satisfaction ratings by participants in study groups (Arendale, 2016a). Few of these studies offer insights into decisions made by student group leaders in preparation for or during review sessions (Arendale, 2016b). Our research is a replication of these earlier studies of the study group session process and seeks to build on their discoveries.
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Communities of Practice, Leadership Role, Student Needs, Decision Making, Student Leadership, Cooperative Learning, Peer Teaching, Constructivism (Learning), College Students, Facilitators (Individuals), Online Surveys, Data Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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