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

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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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United States

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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

Language:

English


Episodes

Course-based Learning Assistance (CLA) Guidelines Overview

5/12/2020
S03-E23 The 80+ page guidebook to best practices with postsecondary peer assisted learning programs provides field-tested and approved practices that can enhance any academic support program at a college that uses student-led study groups. This video provides a brief overview of the document. It can be downloaded at https://z.umn.edu/peerguide This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration....

Duration:00:17:41

Updated Annotated Bibliography Now Available

5/5/2020
S03-E22 This episode provides an overview of the 2020 Postsecondary Peer Cooperative Learning Program Bibliography. It contains 1,550+ publications and research studies on all the major national and international postsecondary peer assisted learning programs: Emerging Scholars Program, Peer-led Team Learning, Peer Assisted Learning Program, Structured Learning Assistance, Supplemental Instruction/PASS, and Video-based Supplemental Instruction. The website to download the document is...

Duration:00:25:48

Choosing Most Effective Peer Learning Models

4/28/2020
S03-E21 This episode provides five questions to ask when considering when postsecondary Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) model to use on campus. It is critical to understand the requirements to implement, available resources at the institution, and challenges to overcome. 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...

Duration:00:34:36

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Overview

4/14/2020
S03-E19 Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic enhancement and support program. SI creates a supportive learning community that empowers the students to develop their academic capacity to become powerful and independent learners. It was created at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1973 by Dr. Deanna C. Martin. Since then, it has expanded to 33 countries in 1,500 institutions plus more by the regional training centers Regional training centers in Australasia, Canada, Europe,...

Duration:00:39:16

Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) Overview

4/7/2020
S03-E18 Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) is a mandatory workshop that support the academic success of all students enrolled in historically-challenging courses. SLA was developed at Ferris State University and is used at colleges across the U.S. 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...

Duration:00:15:58

Video-based Supplemental Instruction (VSI) Overview

3/22/2020
S03-E20 Video-based Supplemental Instruction (VSI) is a course delivery system on video and processed in small groups that integrate mastery of rigorous course content and learning strategies. Students earn academic graduation credit for paired-courses (content and learning strategies). In the 1990s, co-developed at the University of Missouri-Kansas City by Dr. Deanna C. Martin and Robert A. Blanc. Since then, it has been implemented in a wide variety of places such as Eastern Europe and...

Duration:00:56:39

Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) Overview

3/22/2020
S03-E17 Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) is a model of teaching undergraduate STEM courses that integrates peer-led workshops as an integral part of a course to increase success for all enrolled students, especially those that are historically-underrepresented. PLTL was created at City University of New York and is used at colleges around the world. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration....

Duration:00:17:48

Emerging Scholars Program Overview

3/22/2020
S03-E16 The Emerging Scholars Program (ESP, known by other names) is a highly-structured workshop attached to academically-rigorous math courses to increase success of historically-underrepresented students. Created in the early 1970s by Dr. Philip Uri Treisman at the University of California, Berkeley, the initial focus was African-Americans in a calculus course seeking a doctoral degree in mathematics. Since then it has been used with a variety of student groups. ESP is used at colleges...

Duration:00:15:08

Common Elemenrts of Peer Learning Groups

3/22/2020
S03-E15 In this episode I identify the common elements, purposes, student challenges, and design features shared among the major postsecondary peer learning programs that operate on college campuses throughout the world. These programs include Emerging Scholars Program, Peer-led Team Learning, Peer Assisted Learning Program, Structured Learning Assistance, Supplemental Instruction (also known as PASS and other names), and Video-based Supplemental Instruction. This podcast is part of the...

Duration:00:42:52

Interview with Izzi, Student PASS Leader, Australian Catholic Univ.

1/20/2020
S03-E14 Izzi shares about her experience as a student PASS leader and what she has learned from the experience. A bonus PDF accompanies this short episode with information about PASS at her institution. 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,...

Duration:00:02:24

Interview with Martin, Student PASS Leader, Griffith Univ., Australia

1/13/2020
S03-E13 Martin shares how his experiences as a student PASS leader and what he has learned from the experience. A bonus PDF accompanies this short episode with information about PASS at his institution. 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,...

Duration:00:04:21

Interview with Prahlad, Student PASS Leader, Marquarie Univ., Australia

1/6/2020
S03-E12 Prahlad shares about his experiences as a student PASS leader and what he has learned from the experience. A bonus PDF accompanies this short episode with information about PASS at his institution. 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:...

Duration:00:05:10

Interview with Abhay, Student PASS Leader, Univ. of Sydney, Australia

12/16/2019
S03-E11 Abhay shares about his experiences as a student PASS leader and what he has learned from the experience. A bonus PDF accompanies this short episode with information about PASS at his institution. 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:...

Duration:00:06:36

Interview with Claire, Student PASS Leader, Univ. of South Australia

12/9/2019
S03-E10 Claire shares about her experience as a student PASS leader and what she has learned from the experience. A bonus PDF accompanies this short episode with information about PASS at her institution. 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:...

Duration:00:04:31

Overview of Australian Student Study Group Leader Interviews

12/7/2019
S03-E09 Short overview to five-part series of interviews with college study group leaders in Australia. The common name for most programs is Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) in Australia. Accompanying this overview is an article about tertiary education (common name for higher education) in Australia. 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...

Duration:00:03:18

Strengthening Relationships

12/5/2019
S03-E08 Strengthening Relationships. I share how college study groups can increase student "belonging:" in college to support their satisfaction and academic achievement. 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,...

Duration:00:52:43

Peer Learning in Australasia

11/27/2019
S03-E07 Students as Partners (SaP) is a new approach to peer learning by educators in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and a growing number in the U.S. Bonus content for this podcast is an annotated bibliography of 134 publications (114 Australia; 4 New Zealand)

Duration:00:07:58

Professional Identity Development of PAL Facilitators

9/16/2019
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

9/11/2019
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

9/9/2019
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