Peer Learning Program and Timetables
In order to enhance the overall student learning experience, a dedicated Peer Learning Program operates at UOWCA. The program consists of three types of potential peer learning support: Peer Assisted Tutorials (PAT), Peer Learning Labs, and peer led study groups called Co-Study Groups. Usually the peer learning support will commence in Week 3 of College Academic session.
Peer learning support is attached to many of the subjects on offer at the College, in one or more of the three forms. Attendance at Peer Learning study groups is optional, but highly recommended.
- PAT provides students with a second person to consult in tutorials, in addition to their regular teacher.
- Peer Learning Labs provide students with a chance to work on assessments in computer labs, with support from Peer Learning Leaders. For example, a leader might provide feedback about whether a student's reference materials are academic enough, or whether an essay needs re-structuring or similar. It is important to note that the leader does not do the assessment work for the students, but can provide generalised feedback on student assessment work in progress.
- Co-Study Groups provide students with support in a groupwork environment, facilitated by Peer Learning Leaders. The course content is reinforced and revised, usually on a week-by-week basis. Also, where possible/appropriate, some Co-Study Group sessions are aimed at breaking down assessments into manageable steps with the guidance of the Peer Learning Leader. It is important to note that the leader does not do the assessment work for the students, but can provide generalised feedback on student assessment work in progress.
Timetables will usually be available here by the beginning of Week 3 of Academic session. In the meantime, details of the times and locations of sessions will be provided during Week 2 lectures, by the Peer Learning staff, and/or via SOLSmail.
Below are the links to timetables for those courses / subjects which have Peer Learning Program support available: