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ERIC Number: EJ1230807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1079-0195
University Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies in the Humanities
Havens, Peter Sebastian; Williams, Melanie Stallings
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v49 n3 p160-169 2019
While peer-assisted (PAL) learning strategies have been successful in K-12 programs, such practices are used less commonly at the college level. In addition, PAL programs are aimed largely at student populations who are struggling (for example, learning disabled students) or in topics where many students encounter difficulty (for example, math and natural sciences). This means that while PAL strategies have shown their effectiveness, the view from the academy is that this help is largely remedial.This paper surveys the literature and analyzes the use of PAL programs in freshman-level general education classes at a large, diverse public university with particular focus on the humanities. We conclude that using peer-assisted learning is a vibrant addition to university education, with promising possibilities for humanities education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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