This Wiki is intended to serve as practical introduction to Peer-led Team Learning.
Peer-led Team Learning: Student Powered Learning
Educational paradigms can be viewed as the instructional relationships between faculty and students. Traditional instruction is "top down" or faculty centered in that the instructor speaks most of the time and students listen and take notes. Recognizing that students need to play an active role in constructing their own knowledge, student centered learning has been introduced so that the role of instructor become more of a facilitator of student learning. Peer-led Team Learning introduces a paradigm shift to "student powered learning" wherein successful students are elevated to become facilitators of small group discussion. This paradigm shift recognizes that undergraduate students comprise a tremendous untapped resource in the university that are uniquely positioned to assist student learning in the "zone of proximal development".
Cite this Wiki:
Essential Peer-led Team Learning. David K. Gosser, Jr. and Hope Hartman URL: https://pltlteam.wiki.zoho.com/homepage.html
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