Peer assisted study sessions

Murray, Martin H. (2009) Peer assisted study sessions. In Kift, Sally M. (Ed.) The First Year Curriculum Design Symposium, 5 - 6 February 2009, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland.


My journey with Peer Assisted Study Sessions, or Supplemental Instruction (SI), began in 1993 when I took over a 1st year, 1st semester unit in QUT's Bachelor of Engineering program. The unit had 500 enrolments with students from all 10 engineering majors at QUT. The 500 students received a 2 hour lecture and a 1 hour tutorial per week, usually run by academic staff or postgraduate students. The unit covered basic mechanics, which comprises a challenging set of topics on how forces interact with various bodies. One normally expects 1st year students to find it difficult to come to grips with the material. However, when I ran that unit in 1993, the failure rate had been usually around 50%.

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ID Code: 33002
Item Type: Conference Item (Other)
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Engagement, PASS, Peer Learning, Professional Development, HERN
ISBN: 9781741072662
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 04 Jul 2010 22:46
Last Modified: 17 May 2013 07:00

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