Title: Discipline Support Services: A Tertiary Peer Learning Program
Presenter: Mazin Yousif
Study Centre Sydney
Session Type: Quick Talk
When: Thursday 19th November 2020, 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Abstract: This talk focuses on the role played by student leaders in providing a peer learning program in the tertiary sector that is called “Discipline Support Services” (DSS). The DSS program involves providing academic support to struggling students by high achieving students at Charles Sturt University Study Centres. This program is uniquely positioned to facilitate student-centred and discipline-specific teaching and learning practices on which peer learning programs are founded on. In this talk, I will position the DSS program alongside tertiary peer learning programs, such as Supplemented Instruction, Peer Assisted Study Sessions, and Peer Assisted Learning. In addition, I will provide a brief overview about the DSS services provided by student leaders, aims of the DSS program, and DSL recruitment process. I will also provide information about how to measure the impact of the DSS program on student success and evaluate the effectiveness of the program.