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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 27, 2021

S04-E04  We feature brief overviews of publications about leader identity emergence by the study session leaders. Except for the first two, all the rest are by researchers from around the globe. This begins a series of podcast episodes where we examine entries from the annotated bibliography of peer learning programs. There are nearly 1,700 in this database. Throughout this season and the next, we will share topical bibliographies. I use the word “we” since I will provide the introduction and short commentary about each. The narration of the publication overview will be by a member of my synthetic voice family. I hope that the interaction that occurs will make the listening more enjoyable. Due to the length of this particular bibliography, it will be spread out over two episodes.