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ERIC Number: EJ811832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1359-6748
Course-Specific Learning in Peer Assisted Learning Schemes: A Case Study of Creative Media Production Courses
Court, Sue; Molesworth, Mike
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v13 n1 p123-134 Mar 2008
The purpose of this paper is to consider the specific role of Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) in creative media production courses. We present a review of the pedagogical approaches that inform our "generic" understanding of PAL. We then consider both quantitative and qualitative data from students, leaders and tutors to gain insights into PAL. Overall, the findings suggest a need to address the disparity between a generic PAL approach and the specific needs of creative production students, including the tensions leaders experience negotiating their role. Recommendations for future practice are provided as, when planned correctly, it seems that PAL may complement tutor skills by providing an important authentic space for the development of confidence and core skills in media production. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom