SEDA Workshop: Students Supporting Students

13 May 2011

Location: Woburn House, London

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Ten years ago, the practice of structured approaches to enable students to support their fellow students was only just beginning to emerge within the context of Higher Education within the UK. Since then, many Higher Education Institutions have introduced student to student peer learning and mentoring schemes.

This one day workshop will explore how HEIs can embed and develop student to student support schemes. With its practical focus, it is intended primarily for two audiences: those who are considering implementing a peer learning scheme; and who wish to find out more about planning, implementing, and embedding such projects and those who have schemes in place and need to review or evaluate their scheme. 

The programme offers considerable scope for small group discussions and interaction, with both experienced practitioners and other delegates. Participants will be encouraged to learn from one another and share their experiences as well as be guided to explore lessons from the five case studies in SEDA Special 26, Students supporting Students. 

During the morning we will identify the value of such schemes through an in depth assessment of peer assisted learning at Bournemouth and how to evidence and evaluate student to student schemes. During the afternoon session, the editors of SEDA Special 26 will examine the lessons from the case studies and explore the common challenges that arise and how to overcome them. 

The workshop, like the case studies and the practice it presents, is positioned within the wider context of contemporary issues which educational developers set at the heart of their work and practice – student retention, student engagement and student success. 

The workshop leaders/facilitators are:
 
Hugh Fleming - until his recent retirement, Hugh was a senior lecturer at Bournemouth University, and was the University's Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Manager for 9 years. He is now involved in consultancies and PAL leader training to help other HEIs to learn more about PAL and to implement the scheme.

Daphne Hampton is a freelance consultant, formerly a Senior Lecturer in Learning Development at the University of the Arts London, specialising in research, staff development and consultancy in mentoring & academic tutorials. She has run mentoring schemes for ten years.

Jacqueline Potter was, until recently the Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Academic development at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Edge Hill University. She is currently working as a freelance consultant.  

The event starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm. The cost  is £95.00 and will include a copy of SEDA Special 26 and lunch
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