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Carr, Robert A.; Evans-Locke, Kylie; Abu-Saif, Hanan; Boucher, Renee; Douglas, Karen – Journal of Peer Learning, 2018
This study examines student experiences of Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) at Western Sydney University (WSU), investigating attendee and facilitator perceptions of the relationship between peer-learning and employability. It defers to contemporary higher education scholarship and related sector definitions of employability as an objective…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Cooperative Learning, Teacher Attitudes, Employment Potential
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Chilvers, Lucy; Waghorne, Joseph – Journal of Peer Learning, 2018
Developing University graduates' employability is of increasing strategic institutional focus in the UK. Existing research evidences the role of Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) in supporting students to develop personal, professional and employability skills. This research explores the impact of the PASS Leader role on graduates' job…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Leadership Role, Job Skills
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Malm, Joakim; Bryngfors, Leif; Fredriksson, Johan – Journal of Peer Learning, 2018
This study focuses on quantitative long-term effects of Supplemental Instruction (SI) in terms of graduation and dropout rates. One of the main aims of SI is to introduce students to effective study strategies and techniques. If SI is introduced at an early stage for new students in higher education, it should therefore be expected that this…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate, Dropouts
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Laurs, Deborah E. – Journal of Peer Learning, 2018
The PASS (Peer Assisted Study Support) program has been operating at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, since 2000, and currently provides weekly study sessions in more than 50 courses each year. As well as enhancing the first-year learning experience, PASS contributes to an institution-wide award that acknowledges the impact of…
Descriptors: Leaders, Transfer of Training, Skill Development, Foreign Countries
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Zarifnejad, Gholamhosein; Mirhaghi, Amir; Rajabpoor, Mohammad – Journal of Peer Learning, 2018
Research on the impact of peer education (PE) on learning outcomes has produced inconclusive results, partly due to the methodology employed in such studies. There is a necessity to design blind, controlled studies. Further, quantitative approaches to evaluating PE may not provide a complete picture of the impact of PE on learning outcomes. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Peer Teaching, Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries
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Liou-Mark, Janet; Ghosh-Dastidar, Urmi; Samaroo, Diana; Villatoro, Melanie – Journal of Peer Learning, 2018
Retaining students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields has been a challenge in the United States (U.S.). More startling is the lack of diversity across most of the STEM disciplines. Underrepresented minority groups majoring and graduating in STEM are reported to be far below the national benchmark, and it is not…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, STEM Education, Peer Relationship
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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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