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Students as stewards - peer assisted learning to develop employability and leadership skills

Students as stewards - peer assisted learning to develop employability and leadership skills

Rapley, Eve ORCID: 0000-0002-7672-6129 (2014) Students as stewards - peer assisted learning to develop employability and leadership skills. In: HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey, 30 April - 1 May 2014, Edinburgh University. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

PAL (peer assisted learning) at the University of Bedfordshire has been running since September 2011. The emphasis on student ownership and developing a community of practice differentiates it from other schemes in the sector. This talk will outline the scheme and how student PAL leaders (2nd and 3rd year students) take the lead in shaping the scheme in recruiting and training the next generation of PAL Leaders and in developing their own employability skills.

A unique CPD scheme and participation in the university's employability award (The Edge Award) ensures PAL Leaders do more than merely facilitate PAL sessions. Experienced PAL Leaders have opportunities to become student interns with specific PAL related roles including developing materials data gathering and mentoring new PAL Leaders. This talk will focus on PAL in computing science and in the biosciences area and how PAL has enhanced the student experience and the wider skills and confidence of the PAL Leaders. It will also report on the use of peer observation between PAL groups which will be a feature for 2013/2014.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: PAL; employability; STEM students
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Educational Development Unit
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2021 21:26
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/30700

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