Peer-Led Team Learning
The LEC staff works in cooperation with faculty in the Biology-Chemistry program to provide training for student leaders charged with providing an active, participatory learning experience for students enrolled in General Chemistry.
The PLTL model actively engages students in the learning process by having them solve carefully structured problems in small groups under the direction of a peer leader. Peer-led workshops are an effective way to engage large numbers of students not only with course material but also each other. Improved performance and retention, development of communication and team skills, higher motivation and course satisfaction, and increased interest in pursuing further study in science are among the benefits of the PLTL approach.
More information about the PLTL project is available at www.pltl.org/.