Search results for: Colvin Janet W.
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This article is an analysis of peer mentors, their interaction with students and instructors, the relationships that develop, and understanding the role of peer mentors in and out of the classroom. The mentor program was created in 1990 at a large public university in the western United States as a mentor leadership program under the premise of students helping students. In this study, the authors found that peer mentors identify with five roles of a peer mentor: connecting link, peer leader, learning coach, student advocate, and trusted friend. The authors conclude that two components were found in this study that offer avenues for future research. First, the amount of time in the program can affect responses. Second, gender makes a difference.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
A faculty–librarian collaboration for developing information literacy skills among preservice teachers
The article on reports on a case study comparison of citation analyses. The first group of students received a reading material rubric that was developed solely by the instructor, and the second groups of students received rubrics developed as a joint effort between the instructor and a librarian. Findings indicate that the number of scholarly resources cited increased with the librarian's assistance and so did the quality of student research.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2008
The article describes a study into the social dynamics between peer tutors and students, as they interact in higher education classrooms. Finding s reveal that interaction is not always smooth and that tutors spend much time on impression management. In addition, tutor/student relationships can include misunderstandings and power struggles.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2008