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Zha, Shenghua; Estes, Michele D.; Xu, Ling – Journal of Peer Learning, 2019
This meta-analytic study compared the effect of peer-led learning versus non peer-led learning on students' cognitive achievement in post-secondary education. Twenty-eight studies published in English from six countries between 1993 and 2017 were identified and used in the analysis. Result of the analysis on the random-effect model showed a…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Peer Teaching, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Scott, Carole A.; McLean, Angela; Golding, Clinton – Journal of Peer Learning, 2019
The most common approach to foster graduate attributes is to teach them in the curriculum of a bachelor's degree. However, it is difficult to include every graduate attribute in every degree. In this article we consider how co-curricular peer mentoring might provide an additional approach. We examine a case study of the mentors of the Peer…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Mentors, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Zhang, Zuochen; Bayley, Jonathan G. – Journal of Peer Learning, 2019
Peer learning, which is supported by learning theories such as Behaviourism, Cognitivism, Social Constructivism, and Connectivism, is increasingly gaining the attention of researchers and practitioners with an emphasis on student-centered learning in educational settings. A review of relevant literature indicates that higher education institutions…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Peer Influence, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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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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