PROMOTING SCHOLARSHIP, INFORMING PRACTICE, BUILDING CONNECTIONS
Using Peers in the Classroom
In an effort to capitalize on some of the more positive aspects of peer influences, colleges and universities have created a wide range of peer-to-peer education, leadership, and mentoring roles—especially in the first college year. Yet, the use of peers in first-year seminar instruction is still far from commonplace. Latino and Ashcraft offer guidance on defining the role of peers as co-instructors; recruiting, selecting, and training peer educators; facilitating relationship building within the instructional team; and assessing the impact of peer leaders on the course, the students served, and the peers themselves. Sample training agendas and activities, course syllabi, and evaluations are included.
The First-Year Seminar: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Courses to Support Student Learning and Success which includes all 5 volumes in this series is available as an eBook ISBN 9781942072652.
List of Tables and Figures
Notes on the Series—Tracy L. Skipper, Series Editor
Chapter 1: Peer Roles and Responsibilities in the First-Year Seminar
Chapter 2: Foundations for Growth and Development in Peer Educators
Chapter 3: Recruitment and Selection of Peer Educators
Chapter 4: Peer Educator Training and Development
Chapter 5: Evaluating the Use of Peer Educators
Appendix A: Peer Education Bibliography
Appendix B: Building Peer-Instructor Relationships
Appendix C: Training Models
Appendix D: Assessing Peer Leadership
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