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Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Groups Podcast: College Group Tutoring and Study

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The “PALgroups Podcast” is focused on college study review groups. PAL is the name for the study review groups used at the University of Minnesota. We drew upon best practices from national models such as Supplemental Instruction, Peer-led Team Learning, and the Emerging Scholars Program. I served on the team that created the PAL model on our campus. I serve as an Associate Professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department within the College of Education and Human Development. Some episodes share new things I am learning about postsecondary peer cooperative learning groups from the U.S. and countries around the world. Other episodes feature student study group leaders describing session activities that worked well with the subject matter and the students. Those interviews include what the PAL facilitator is learning personally and professionally about their experience. Initially, the interviews will be with PAL facilitators at the University of Minnesota. Eventually, study group leaders at other colleges will be featured. Send an email to David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu, if you or your students would like to be interviewed for the podcast. I also maintain an annotated bibliography of publications about seven major peer learning models. It now exceeds 1,100 publication. Click this link to download the bibliography, http://z.umn.edu/peerbib Click this link for PAL training materials and other resources, http://z.umn.edu/peerlearning

The “PALgroups Podcast” is focused on college study review groups. PAL is the name for the study review groups used at the University of Minnesota. We drew upon best practices from national models such as Supplemental Instruction, Peer-led Team Learning, and the Emerging Scholars Program. I served on the team that created the PAL model on our campus. I serve as an Associate Professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department within the College of Education and Human Development. Some episodes share new things I am learning about postsecondary peer cooperative learning groups from the U.S. and countries around the world. Other episodes feature student study group leaders describing session activities that worked well with the subject matter and the students. Those interviews include what the PAL facilitator is learning personally and professionally about their experience. Initially, the interviews will be with PAL facilitators at the University of Minnesota. Eventually, study group leaders at other colleges will be featured. Send an email to David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu, if you or your students would like to be interviewed for the podcast. I also maintain an annotated bibliography of publications about seven major peer learning models. It now exceeds 1,100 publication. Click this link to download the bibliography, http://z.umn.edu/peerbib Click this link for PAL training materials and other resources, http://z.umn.edu/peerlearning
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The “PALgroups Podcast” is focused on college study review groups. PAL is the name for the study review groups used at the University of Minnesota. We drew upon best practices from national models such as Supplemental Instruction, Peer-led Team Learning, and the Emerging Scholars Program. I served on the team that created the PAL model on our campus. I serve as an Associate Professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department within the College of Education and Human Development. Some episodes share new things I am learning about postsecondary peer cooperative learning groups from the U.S. and countries around the world. Other episodes feature student study group leaders describing session activities that worked well with the subject matter and the students. Those interviews include what the PAL facilitator is learning personally and professionally about their experience. Initially, the interviews will be with PAL facilitators at the University of Minnesota. Eventually, study group leaders at other colleges will be featured. Send an email to David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu, if you or your students would like to be interviewed for the podcast. I also maintain an annotated bibliography of publications about seven major peer learning models. It now exceeds 1,100 publication. Click this link to download the bibliography, http://z.umn.edu/peerbib Click this link for PAL training materials and other resources, http://z.umn.edu/peerlearning

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Episodes

Professional Identity Development of PAL Facilitators

9/17/2019
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S03-E06 In this podcast episode, I share the change process that foster professional identity emergence among PAL facilitators. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents. One is a set of PP slides that I used with the talk. Another is a short annotated bibliography of publications that others have written about how the PAL experience has influenced change with the facilitators. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly...

Duration:00:12:55

Leader Identity Emergence Among PAL Leaders

9/12/2019
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S03-E05 In this podcast episode, I share the change process that foster leader identity emergence among PAL facilitators. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents. One is a set of PP slides that I used with the talk. Another is a short annotated bibliography of publications that others have written about how the PAL experience has influenced change with the facilitators. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly...

Duration:00:17:25

Vocational Identity Development by PAL Facilitators

9/10/2019
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S03-E04 In this podcast episode, I share the change process that foster vocational identity development among PAL facilitators. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents. One is a set of PP slides that I used with the talk. Anotherther is a short annotated bibliography of publications that others have written about how the PAL experience has influenced change with the facilitators. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of...

Duration:00:12:28

Personal and Professional Development for PAL Facilitators

9/5/2019
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S03-E03 In this podcast episode, I share the change process that fosters change with PAL facilitators both personally and professionally. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents. One is a set of PP slides that I used with the talk. The other is a short annotated bibliography of publications that others have written about how the PAL experience has influenced change with the facilitators. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of...

Duration:00:12:19

Lessons Learned from Major Peer Learning Programs

9/3/2019
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S03-E02 I share lessons learned from the major peer learning groups. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com,...

Duration:00:12:02

Season Three Overview Summer 2019

8/4/2019
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S03-E01 A brief overview of the upcoming season of the podcast that will feature new research, interviews with campus administrators and student study group leaders and more.

Duration:00:04:02

Overview of Peer Learning Annotated Bibliography

11/20/2018
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S02-E02 This podcast episode shares a little background on the annotated bibliography of peer cooperative learning programs that is available for download.

Duration:00:07:46

Season Two Overview Spring 2017

2/8/2017
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S02-E01In this podcast episode, we begin our second season of the PAL Podcast. We are focused on postsecondary peer cooperative learning programs. Our podcast will include not only interviews with student leaders of these college study group sessions but also interviews with supervisors of PAL programs around the world. I will also include episodes that share emerging research on peer learning. Also, look for PDF documents that come along with the audio podcast episodes. These will be...

Duration:00:06:25

(S01-E06) College Algebra with Rhonda

1/31/2017
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Rhonda is a student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities that shares some strategies that are successful in college algebra math through her experience as a PAL facilitator. Among her comments concerning competitive learning games in PAL sessions. She carefully uses it in class to energize students before major exams where shes uses a version of Jeoprady with them. Most of the semester she has them work in small groups on work sheets which require teamwork to complete.

Duration:00:06:00

(S01-E05) College Precalculus Math with Jered

1/31/2017
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Jered is a student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities that shares some strategies that are successful in college Calculus I math through his experience as a PAL facilitator. Among his comments he shares strategies to engage the students through intentional peer cooperative learning activities.

Duration:00:07:48

(S01-E04) College Algebra PAL with Ahn

1/27/2017
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Ahn is a student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities that shares some strategies that are successful in college algebra through her experience as a PAL facilitator. Among her comments she shares strategies to engage the students through intentional peer cooperative learning activities such as jigsaw and the need to have students move around the room to different math work stations to energize them, especially with PAL sessions early in the morning.

Duration:00:09:05

(S01-E03) College Algebra with Nikela

1/27/2017
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Nikela is a student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities that shares some strategies that are successful in college algebra through her experience as a PAL facilitator. Among her comments, she shares on her caution with using gaming activities in her math sessions; activities that involve students with math board work and leading a discussion with the class; reasons for selecting small groups of three students; and reasons for asking students to provide alternative solutions for...

Duration:00:07:10

(S01-E02) General Chemistry PAL with Melissa

1/27/2017
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Melissa is a student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities that shares how she serves as a PAL facilitator in an introductory general chemistry course. She shares several strategies for the sessions including exam bingo and involving students with creating the problem worksheets and helping others students to solve them.

Duration:00:04:21

(S01-E01) PAL Groups Podcast Overview

1/27/2017
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I am hosting a new audio podcast series available for free subscription through Apple's iTunes store or free downloading through this blog page. It is called the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Groups Podcast. It features short episodes of about 10 minutes devoted to interviews of students that facilitate and guide study review groups with other college students. This blog page is devoted to sharing new things that I am learning about peer assisted learning (PAL). This podcast is a natural...

Duration:00:10:47