Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

What works and what does not

06 April 2018

Location: Woburn House, London

NETWORK CONTACTS

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PRESENTATIONS

PAL Stories of Impact
The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Students co-producing learning
Making Peer Assisted Learning Count; Students as Partners in Delivering Learning and Teaching in Psychology

Peer Assisted Learning has gained widespread deployment in the UK and globally over the past 30 years. It can take the form of student led mentoring, teaching or pastoral support. The schemes can be managed by fully embedded University units or by ‘local’ initiatives delivered at Faculty/School/Department or even programme level. Surveys and reports acknowledge the benefits of PAL to students who participate as leaders or as recipients. However, they also indicate significant challenges both in terms of support from senior management, buy-in from academics and uptake from the students themselves. The aim of this SEDA one-day event is to share experience and practice, both positive and negative, and in particular to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of PAL schemes. Our aim will be to consider what works and what really does not. The guest speakers represent the diverse delivery pattern sketched above and have had very different experiences of offering PAL. 

The day is aimed at people who have a particular PAL issues they are trying to resolve, or for people who have a successful system and who want to share the secrets of their success. It is for anyone who is trying to start a scheme, breathe new life into a failing scheme or just contemplate the maintenance of a healthy scheme. Anyone involved in, or interested in, PAL schemes is encouraged to join the discussion about what works and what doesn’t. The cost of the event will be £98, including registration pack, tea, coffee and lunch.

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