PEER TEACHING IN A LEARNING CENTRE

Victor Haines, Rozanne Goldman

Abstract


Lafontaine Campus of Dawson College is situated near Montreal's "Main" and draws a large number of students from immigrant communities in that area of the city. Low proficiency in the language of instruction is a frequent hindrance to students' general progress in the college. To serve the needs of such a student population, various techniques in PSI and peer teaching have been combined in a teaching service which is directed from a learning centre. The structure and administration of such a system may be of interest to other colleges whose students need extra instruction in academic skills.

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