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Implementing and sustaining effective Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) programs: Insights into practice


Skalicky, J and Rogan, S and Austin, K and Farrugia, D and Rosario, V, Implementing and sustaining effective Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) programs: Insights into practice, Proceedings of the 12th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference, Townsville, QLD EJ (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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This double ‘Nut and Bolts’ session will bring together a panel of Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) practitioners to lead a discussion on key issues relating to the implementation of PASS programs in the Australian context. PASS programs currently support student learning across 25 Australian tertiary institutions, offering peer-led group study sessions in selected subjects across a broad range of disciplines. Providing effective peer learning experiences for students requires a strategic approach to the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of the program. This session will cover three important areas of such a strategic approach: consideration of institutional, political, and evaluative factors; recruitment and training of PASS Leaders; and their ongoing personal and professional development. Through this shared discussion it is hoped that participants will better understand PASS and its implementation across higher education in Australia, and importantly develop a network of PASS contacts for further advice and professional discussion.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Management, resources and leadership
UTAS Author:Skalicky, J (Dr Jane Skalicky)
ID Code:70523
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-06-26
Last Modified:2011-07-05

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