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Better student performance with peer learning


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Will
UC Davis
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Mon, Oct 18, 2010, 3:06 pm CDT

The more you study the better you do... hmm... not really that ground breaking. :)


Nikkilina
Washington University School of Medicine
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Mon, Oct 18, 2010, 4:25 pm CDT

I think the major aspect to these SI sessions are that it's peer led. The thinking is that students are more likely to ask questions without feeling dumb if it's another student in charge. Yes the extra study time helps, but the interaction with other students should bolster that effect.


Jason Goldman
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Mon, Oct 18, 2010, 6:17 pm CDT

...for today's dose of "you already knew that, didn't you?"


Nikkilina
Washington University School of Medicine
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Tue, Oct 19, 2010, 8:29 am CDT

Spamming again, Jason? Tongue out


Will
UC Davis
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Tue, Oct 19, 2010, 4:59 pm CDT

I see your point Nikkilina but they don't actually show that the reason for the improvement is that they are peer led so it could just be the extra studying.


Nikkilina
Washington University School of Medicine
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Wed, Oct 20, 2010, 8:20 am CDT

They don't show that particularly in this study, I agree. However, other research has shown it. At my grad school there was one prof who was really into the chem ed area and he implemented the SI sessions in gen chem. He gave all of us TAs the research so that we would be on the same page as him.

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