Academic Libraries and Learning Support in Collaboration. Library Based Guidance for Peer Assisted Learning Leaders at Bournemouth University: Theory and Practice.

Parton, S. and Fleming, H., 2008. Academic Libraries and Learning Support in Collaboration. Library Based Guidance for Peer Assisted Learning Leaders at Bournemouth University: Theory and Practice. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 13 (1), pp. 79-89.

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DOI: 10.1080/13614530802021698

Abstract

This article begins with an overview of the University’s pioneering Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PAL) and describes how in 2005/6, the Library became involved, collaborating with the PAL Coordinator to develop materials for use by PAL Leaders. PAL is intended to foster cross-year support between students on the same course. It encourages students to support each other and learn co-operatively under the guidance of trained students from the year above - called PAL Leaders. Two documents were produced to support and empower these leaders. The first, Using the Library for Your Research, provides leaders with key guidance information on the University Library, its resources and the services it provides. The second, Citing References Using the Harvard System, aims to explain and demystify the Harvard Referencing system and to encourage good referencing habits from an early stage of their course through a practical hands-on exercise. Feedback from PAL Leaders continues to inform the development of these guidance materials, in particular the referencing exercise which was reworked to better suit the needs of the leaders delivering it.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1361-4533
Uncontrolled Keywords:peer assisted learning, PAL, peer library support, peer based information literacy
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Generalities > Library and Information Science
Group:Student and Academic Services > Library and Learning Support
ID Code:5145
Deposited By:Mr Steve Parton LEFT
Deposited On:14 Apr 2008 09:37
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 14:47

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