What are Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) or Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)?

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What are Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) or Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)?

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The PASS/PAL Program is an academic assistance program. It provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer-facilitated study sessions led by mentors called Peer Leaders for students seeking additional assistance with the subject.

The Faculty of Arts calls its peer-lead study sessions PASS - while the Macquarie Law School calls its peer-lead study sessions PAL. The programs are identical, however they have different names.

PASS/PAL sessions are led by senior students who have exemplary academic records, and excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. Leaders are trained in PASS Collaborative Learning techniques, and are there to guide, help students learn and to pass on their knowledge and skills.

For more information about PASS/PAL in the Faculty of Arts see here.