Welcome to Peer-Led Team Learning International Society: Promoting and Enhancing the PLTL Model
Pratibha Varma-Nelson, a founder and enthusiastic proponent of Peer-Led Team Learning, is the winner of the George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education. This award, sponsored by Cengage Learning and the ACS Division of Chemical Education, recognizes outstanding contributions to chemical education. Pratibha Varma-Nelson will be recognized at the 255th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 18-22, 2018. For more information: https://news.iu.edu/stories/2017/11/iupui/releases/06-varma-nelson-chemical-education-award.html
Peer-Led Team Learning is crossing borders!
In Israel, PLTL was used in first-year engineering courses which stemmed the dropout rate and improved Peer Leaders’ learning.
In Australia, PLTL was used in maritime engineering education.
In the Philippines, PLTL was found to affect chemistry students’ critical thinking skills.
Sixty seven peer-reviewed studies of Peer-Led Team Learning were examined in a new paper, Small Groups, Significant Impact. The paper, co-authored by Sarah Beth Wilson and Pratibha Varma-Nelson, found five program evaluation themes: student success measures, student perceptions; reasoning and critical thinking skills; research on peer leaders; and variants of the PLTL model.
New study shows the dramatic effect of PLTL on minority students: Peer-Led Team Learning Helps Minority Students Succeed, a paper from Syracuse University (New York) highlights how students, especially under-represented minority students, increase their academic performance by participating in PLTL Biology workshops.