Peer Facilitators / Teaching Assistants in Study Groups: Which Teaching Skills do they need and how can they be developed? Peer Facilitators / Teaching Assistants in Study Groups: Which Teaching Skills do they need and how can they be developed?

Session Time and Location

Date:
Thu, 7 Jun 2018
Time:
Time:
11:15am to 12:45pm
Room: Room:
Maplewood A
Session Track
Session Format

Which teaching skills do peer facilitators / teaching assistants need to effectively support the learning of students in study groups (supplemental instruction courses)? And how can these skills be developed?
In a dissertation at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany (Glathe, 2017), a model of teaching skills for peer facilitators was developed. It contains aspects of teaching competence like scaffolding, explaining, dealing with diversity, structuring the course and self-reflection. Furthermore some recommendations are presented how to develop those skills. Based on this model and the recommendations, we discuss different perspectives on these questions from worldwide experience in Higher Education. Further development of the competence model and training concepts could be achieved.

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