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Embedding Peer Learning Principles into PASS Leader development: The UTAS PASS Mentor role


Skalicky, JL and Atkins, L and Saggers, C, Embedding Peer Learning Principles into PASS Leader development: The UTAS PASS Mentor role, Concurrent Workshops, 6th National PASS Forum, 29 September, 2010, Griffith University, Gold Coast EJ (2010) [Conference Extract]


An underpinning principle of the PASS model is that studentsí learning is supported by interactions with more competent peers who are at a level of understanding just beyond that of the students themselves. PASS at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) has embedded this key element into the development of the Leaders themselves. Experienced PASS Leaders can progress to a more senior PASS Mentor role. PASS Mentors support a group of 8-12 Leaders and as competent, experienced peers, the Mentors model peer learning principles in all aspects of their role. This structure has also seen PASS Leaders and Mentors at UTAS develop a distinctive set of tertiary leadership skills. This interactive workshop will provide an overview of the leadership opportunities provided, and the leadership skills developed, by both Leaders and Mentors. UTAS PASS Mentors will share the practice of their role and participants will be invited to experience activities and review resources used by the Mentors when working with their Leader groups.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
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, JL (Dr Jane Skalicky)
UTAS Author:Atkins, L (Miss Loren Atkins)
UTAS Author:Saggers, C (Ms Claire Saggers)
ID Code:70671
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-06-30
Last Modified:2011-07-01

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