Peer-Led Team Learning

Peer-Led Team Learning : A Handbook for Team Leaders

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For courses in Cooperative Learning. Peer-Led Team Learning is an innovate model in science education. Student leaders (peers) guide the activities of small groups of students in weekly Workshop meetings. The students work through challenging problems that are designed to be solved cooperatively. The peer leaders are trained to ensure that the students are actively an productively engaged with the material and with each other. This methodology offers a number of educational opportunities: the supportive format encourages questions and discussions that lead to conceptual understanding; students learn to work in teams and to communicate more effectively; peer leaders learn teaching and group management skills. Two of the five books in this series provide students, instructors, learning specialists, and peer leaders with all of the materials they need to successfully implement this new teaching methodology. Three other books provide specific materials for introductory chemistry courses. This book, On Becoming a Peer Leader , is designed for peer leaders. Part I provides background, advice, and scenarios on areas such as learning theory, group dynamics, and conflict resolution. Part II is an extensive anthology of readings in related areas.show more

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  • Paperback | 167 pages
  • 210.8 x 271.8 x 12.7mm | 430.92g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130408115
  • 9780130408112

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The Workshop Project is a collaboration of teachers, learning specialists and students that develops and implements a Peer-Led Team Learning model of teaching science. Students who have done well in the course are selected and trained for leadership roles. These peer leaders guide the work of teams of 6-8 students to solve carefully structured problems in weekly Workshop sessions. HERE IS WHAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY: "I used to work alone now I study in teams in all of my science classes." "Workshop provides the structure and encouragement for students to do the right thing." "Workshop is a tremendous help to understanding and applying the concepts I give it two thumbs up." "The model provides a safe environment for students to be on both ends of the information exchange." "It seems enigmatic, but the group activity facilitates autonomy and individual accomplishment." "When I take an exam now, I hear my Workshop colleagues asking 'How do you know? Are you sure? Can you explain?' "I discovered that I enjoy helping people learn." "show more

Table of contents

1. The Workshop Philosophy. 2. The Role of the Workshop Leader. 3. Getting a Group Started, Keeping It Going. 4. Multiple Intelligences, Learning Styles and the Workshop. 5. Basic Learning Principles. 6. Learning Theory and the Workshop Leader. 7. Race, Class, Gender, and the Workshop. 8. Students with Disabilities and the Workshop.show more