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Peer-supported learning groups: a collaborative approach to supporting students learning in engineering and technology

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dc.contributor.author Mahdi, Abdulhussain E.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-14T12:20:13Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-14T12:20:13Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5113
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper describes a non-traditional tutoring programme based on collaborative peer-support learning approach, and reflects on two years of its implementation to specific subjects in engineering and information technology based courses at the University of Limerick in Ireland. The programme, known as the Peer-Supported Learning Groups (PSLG), is an academic enrichment scheme which has been developed by adapting the SI model such that it meets the needs of the students in Ireland and, at the same time, fits into the Irish third-level education system. The paper begins by giving a rationale for the introduction of the PSLG to the targeted subjects and the reasons for choosing the SI model. This is followed by description of the operational structure of the programme highlighting the difficulties encountered at the initial stages and the measures taken to alleviate these difficulties. Quantitative measures for evaluating the effect of the PSLG on student’s performance, as well as analysis of feedback collected from the students and the leaders, are presented and discussed. The paper concludes by outlining issues for improving the current programme and associated further developments. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries WSEAS Transactions on Advances in Engineering Education;1, (1), pp. 31-36
dc.subject peer tutoring en_US
dc.subject collaborative learning en_US
dc.subject student-centred learning en_US
dc.subject study skills development en_US
dc.title Peer-supported learning groups: a collaborative approach to supporting students learning in engineering and technology en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2016-07-14T12:10:06Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1120149
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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