Peer assisted learning in psychology undergraduate statistics modules: Can it improve student engagement and reduce anxiety in undergraduate students?
Statistics is a fundamental part of undergraduate psychology degrees. However, academics frequently report a lack of engagement in the course material alongside frequently observed anxiety among students completing such courses. The aim of this project is to explore the use of a peer tutoring system within the undergraduate statistics modules to examine whether such a system can reduce anxiety in undergraduate students. The project will explore how best to integrate a peer tutor into the teaching of statistics and examine the effects of peer learning on the students, academics and peer tutors themselves.Funding:
January 2011Contact: Nathalie Noret
, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,
York St John University,
Lord Mayor's Walk,