Working in partnership: the role of Peer Assisted Study Sessions in engaging the Citizen Scholar

McIntosh, Emily Alice ORCID: 0000-0002-5602-9027 (2017) Working in partnership: the role of Peer Assisted Study Sessions in engaging the Citizen Scholar. Active Learning in Higher Education. ISSN 14697874

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This article argues that peer learning, specifically Peer Assisted Study Sessions, supported by academic tutors, is a valuable part of the agenda to emphasise the social mission of higher education. This study draws on data collected at two time points from respondents who were trained as Peer Assisted Study Sessions leaders. The data reveal that peer learning interventions nurture specific proficiencies and attributes of the Citizen Scholar, particularly creativity and innovation, design thinking and resilience. This study focuses on how Peer Assisted Study Sessions leader respondents conceptualise and articulate their own learning, relating it to the development of these specific proficiencies and attributes. It also offers insight into how Peer Assisted Study Sessions leaders foster the skills of citizen scholarship for those participating in their sessions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article pre published in Active Learning in Higher Education, OnlineFirst © 2017 SAGE Publications.
Uncontrolled Keywords: citizenship, co-curricular activities, creativity and innovation, employability, graduate skills, Peer Assisted Study Sessions, peer learning, peer mentoring, personal tutoring, process and systems thinking, reflective practice, resilience, the Citizen Scholar
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: General Research
Depositing User: Dr Emily McIntosh
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 10:06
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 10:29
Identification Number: 10.1177/1469787417735608

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