What Exactly is PSL?
Peer Supported Learning (PSL) is an academic support program that provides informal study sessions led by senior students who have taken the class previously. As peer support facilitators, these students sit in the class to observe, become a peer, provide model student behaviour, and facilitate out of class study sessions. Unlike peer tutors – peer support facilitators do not teach or tutor – they facilitate the study session.
Study sessions are regularly scheduled, allowing students to collaborate on comparing notes, discussing lecture material/readings, developing organizational tools, and predicting test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together.
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