Peer assisted learning in midwifery: a case study

HARDY, Emma, HEARNDEN, Rachel, LABAN, Anna, NORTHALL, Katarina, SCURR, Rachel, THOMPSON, Hannah, THOUVENEL, Ruth and WILSON, Radha (2014). Peer assisted learning in midwifery: a case study. Student Engagement and Experience Journal, 3 (1).

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A pilot scheme was conducted to assess the value of peer-assisted learning (PAL) in an undergraduate midwifery programme. Volunteer PAL leaders from the second and third year cohorts ran sessions to provide academic and emotional support to first year students. The project aimed to assist the transition to university and facilitate the development of independent study skills. On evaluation, students found that PAL not only helped them to improve academic confidence, but increased their satisfaction with the course. Friendships also developed between the cohorts, which had previously worked separately. Based on the success of the pilot, the scheme will be rolled out to a larger number of students in the next academic year and is hoped to become a permanent part of the programme.

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Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2021 10:29
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