Peer learning support is attached to specific subjects in the University Entrance Program, Foundation Studies Program, Diploma Programs and limited vocational programs. If you are still determining if support available for your course, reach out to find out about other academic support that may be available.
Value of students attending
The program aims to help students learn by:
- Provide feedback on students written work before submission
- Reinforcement of content from your subjects.
- Improve study habits and skills.
- Seek guidance on challenges from your classes.
- Assist in effectively participating in group study.
- Help with exam preparation.
- Meet other students from your subjects.
You can always be busy investing time into improving your study skills. However, learning how to be more effective at learning will make you more efficient and successful with your time.
Attendance is not compulsory but is highly recommended.
Each session will have on average five students will be scheduled for one hour in length, although you do not have to attend the whole hour.
There are both online and on campus options available. If you are attending an online session, then the Zoom or Webex links to the PALS sessions will be in the subject Moodle sites.
A College PALS session differs from your classes for each subject. For example, PALS strongly focus on “how to learn”, while a normal class tends to focus mainly on “what to learn”. Also, a PALS session is run by one of your peers, while an academic teacher runs a normal class.
Where possible, the three types of peer learning support will commence in Week 1 of College Academic session, although it might not be possible to set up PALS sessions until Week 2.
Details of the times and locations of PALS sessions will be provided during Week 1 lectures, by the PALS Leaders, and/or via SOLSmail. They will also be provided on the subject Moodle sites under the ‘support’ tab.