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AbdulRaheem, Yusuf; Yusuf, Hamdallat T.; Odutayo, Adesegun O. – Journal of Peer Learning, 2017
Peer tutoring has generated a great deal of scholarly interest in the field of education. It is viewed as an essential instructional strategy for inclusive education because it constitutes one of the strongholds of cooperative learning. This study examines the effect of peer tutoring and the moderating effect of gender on the academic performance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Academic Achievement, Tutoring
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Bissoonauth-Bedford, Anu; Stace, Ray – Journal of Peer Learning, 2017
There is a general recognition that learning of foreign languages is in decline in Australia. This paper uses the social constructivist theory as a conceptual framework to report on a project where university language students supported their high school peers in the learning of their specialist language in New South Wales, Australia. The project…
Descriptors: College Students, High School Students, Second Language Learning, French
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Gambari, Amosa Isiaka; Yusuf, Mudasiru Olalere – Journal of Peer Learning, 2017
This study investigated the relative effectiveness of computer-supported cooperative learning strategies on the performance, attitudes, and retention of secondary school students in physics. A purposive sampling technique was used to select four senior secondary schools from Minna, Nigeria. The students were allocated to one of four groups:…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Miao, Lili; Henderson, Fiona; Supple, Briony – Journal of Peer Learning, 2017
The transition into academic life for Chinese students coming to Australia can be difficult as they navigate different cultural, social, and educational norms. As a group of two academics from Australia and one from China, we were interested in exploring ways students from China could best be supported prior to leaving their country in readiness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Acculturation, Readiness
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Zamberlan, Lisa; Wilson, Stephanie E. – Journal of Peer Learning, 2017
This paper reports on an action research project involving the redesign, implementation and evaluation of a peer tutor program in a first year design studio in higher education. The effectiveness of the revised program, particularly its capacity to support learning for commencing students in the environment of a creative studio, is examined…
Descriptors: Action Research, Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Design
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Minagawa, Harumi – Journal of Peer Learning, 2017
This paper reports students' experiences of a coursework task in a Japanese linguistics course that embraces certain aspects of collaborative learning--aspects that are not practised widely in Japanese language learning situations. These involve the students looking at themselves as well as their fellow students as producers of knowledge and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Japanese, Linguistics, Cooperative Learning
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Abegglen, Sandra; Burns, Tom; Sinfield, Sandra – Journal of Peer Learning, 2016
The present paper explores the opportunities created by an emancipatory approach to learning and teaching when combined with embedded peer mentoring. First year undergraduate students--most from non-traditional backgrounds--were set the task to explore learning spaces at their university and to present their findings in creative ways in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Learning Processes, Exhibits
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Larkin, Ashleigh; Dwyer, Angela – Journal of Peer Learning, 2016
This paper discusses the results of an intensive mentoring program trial designed to address retention issues with first year students in Justice degrees. The purpose of the program was to reduce student attrition, specifically for non-school leaver Justice students, by creating a culture of student cooperation and support. In line with previous…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Mentors, Peer Teaching, Justice
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Geerlings, Peter M.; Cole, Helen; Batt, Sharryn; Martin-Lynch, Pamela – Journal of Peer Learning, 2016
Peer-learning is an effective way to assist students to acquire study skills and content knowledge, especially in university courses that students find difficult, and it is an effective adjunct to improve student retention. In 2014, Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, commenced Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) in two first-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Peer Teaching, Gender Differences
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Supple, Briony J.; Best, Gill; Pearce, Amanda – Journal of Peer Learning, 2016
This paper considers when and for what purposes Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) Leaders at an English medium university use their first language (when that language is not the dominant language of instruction) to facilitate PASS sessions in an English speaking university. This small qualitative exploratory study examines the experiences of…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Non English Speaking, College Students, Qualitative Research
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Rawlinson, Catherine; Willimot, Michael – Journal of Peer Learning, 2016
Peer mentoring is a powerful strategy to support students in their first year of tertiary education utilised by a large number of tertiary institutions. While social justice principles such as rights, access, and equity as outlined by Creagh, Nelson, & Clarke (2013) highlight the importance of "student centredness," Taylor (2013)…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, Social Justice
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Paloyo, Alfredo R. – Journal of Peer Learning, 2015
Selection bias pervades the evaluation of supplemental instruction (SI) in non-experimental settings. This brief note provides a formal framework to understand this issue. The objective is to contribute to the accumulation of credible evidence on the impact of SI.
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Evaluation Problems, Program Evaluation, Selection Criteria
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Kodabux, Adeelah; Hoolash, Bheshaj Kumar Ashley – Journal of Peer Learning, 2015
The Student Learning Assistant (SLA) scheme was introduced in 2010 at Middlesex University Mauritius Branch Campus (MUMBC). The scheme is similar to traditional peer learning strategies, such as Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) and Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS), which are widely operated in higher education environments to motivate student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Peer Teaching, Learning Strategies
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Cusick, Anne; Camer, Danielle; Stamenkovic, Alexander; Zaccagnini, Melissa – Journal of Peer Learning, 2015
Research training should facilitate effective researcher role development. While researcher roles require the performance of specialised knowledge and skill, they also require development of personal research identities within social contexts. Interaction with research peers can provide opportunities for reflective role development. Ad-hoc…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Researchers, Trainees, Program Development
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Zamberlan, Lisa; Wilson, Stephanie – Journal of Peer Learning, 2015
An improved first year student experience is a strategic focus for higher education in an increasingly competitive marketplace. A successful peer tutoring program creates a visible community of practice, supports the student learning experience, elevates senior students as ambassadors of the program, and reinforces an emphasis on learning through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Tutorial Programs, Mentors
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