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A Decade of PASS at UTAS


Skalicky, J and Kemp-Smith, J and Fuglsang, S, A Decade of PASS at UTAS, Teaching Matters, 28 November 2017, Sandy Bay, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) - also known as Supplemental Instruction and Peer-Assisted Learning - is a student-led, student-focused approach to academic learning support that has a long tradition in higher education institutions in Australia and around the world. It is a non-remedial program that most commonly targets core first year units, those that may be particularly challenging and that experience high failure rates, or any unit where supplemental peer-led communities of learning are sought. PASS is designed to provide students with opportunities to better understand the unit content (what to learn) and to develop academic study skills (how to learn) relevant to the particular discipline. The intent is not to re-teach unit material but rather to promote learning through collaboration and discussion between students.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:supplemental instruction, PASS program, evaluation
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Skalicky, J (Dr Jane Skalicky)
UTAS Author:Kemp-Smith, J (Mrs Jennifer Kemp-Smith)
UTAS Author:Fuglsang, S (Ms Sally Fuglsang)
ID Code:129228
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:ED Student Life and Enrichment
Deposited On:2018-11-16
Last Modified:2018-11-23

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