Students: managing to learn; teachers: learning to manage

Murray, Martin H. (2001) Students: managing to learn; teachers: learning to manage. In Miller, Judith, Groccia, James, & Miller, Marilyn (Eds.) Student-assisted teaching - a guide to faculty-student teamwork. Anker Publishing Company, Bolton, Mass., pp. 50-55.


Two large (400 enrollments) freshman courses at Queensland University of Technology in Australia have been converted to a resource-based, student-centered format, which has enabled supplemental instruction (SI) sessions to be incorporated. The SI scheme is very popular with students, has greatly improved students’ grades, and has reduced dropout rates from engineering. The students now learn content from the resource material and understand the theory in free ranging, fun SI sessions; the teacher has become a manager of the process instead of being a knowledge guru. Professional, non-technical development of students has greatly improved, and all this has been achieved with a reduced financial burden on the department.

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ID Code: 3884
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details :
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Keywords: peer, peer learning, managing learning, peer assisted learning
ISBN: 9781882982424
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Anker Publishing Company
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:34

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