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The “PALgroups Podcast” is focused on college study review groups.  PAL is the name for the study review groups used at the University of Minnesota.  We drew upon best practices from international models such as Supplemental Instruction, Peer-led Team Learning, and the Emerging Scholars Program. I served on the team that created the PAL model at the Univ. of Minnesota. Before UMN, I served at the Center for SI at the Univ. of Missouri-KC. 
 
Some episodes share new things I am learning from around the world. Common names for peer learning groups are Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and Peer Assisted Learning (PAL). Other podcast episodes feature student study group leaders and program coordinators describing session activities that worked well. Those interviews include what they are learning personally and professionally from their experience. Send an email to David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu, if you or your students would like to be interviewed for the podcast.  I also maintain an annotated bibliography of publications about seven major peer learning models.  It now exceeds 1,600 publication.  Click this link to download the bibliography.  Training manuals and other PAL resources are available by clicking on this link for the website.

 

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Mar 25, 2020

Bonus (PDF) This document provides an annotated bibliography of publications concerning the Emerging Scholars Program.

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Mar 25, 2020

Bonus (PDF) These are the PowerPoint slides for the episode on the overview of the Emerging Scholars Program.

This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net

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Mar 25, 2020

S03-E16 The Emerging Scholars Program (ESP, known by other names) is a highly-structured workshop attached to academically-rigorous math courses to increase success of historically-underrepresented students. Created in the early 1970s by Dr. Philip Uri Treisman at the University of California, Berkeley, the initial...


Mar 22, 2020

Bonus (PDF) This chapter provides an overview of peer learning programs as deeper background to the podcast episode.

This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at


Mar 22, 2020

S03-E15 In this episode I identify the common elements, purposes, student challenges, and design features shared among the major postsecondary peer learning programs that operate on college campuses throughout the world. These programs include Emerging Scholars Program, Peer-led Team Learning, Peer Assisted Learning...