Nurturing a student-led community of learning in an academic makerspace: How to support extracurricular experiential learning

Victoria Bill, Anne Laure Fayard

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    Abstract

    This work-in-progress paper examines an innovative practice to develop peer-led learning and teaching in an extracurricular setting. While peer-led learning has been used to supplement and support course instruction for many years, models and best practices for an extracurricular setting are not well known. Previous peer learning and teaching methods found throughout science and engineering education are examined. Based on findings from a student-led learning community, a series of interventions to support training and persuasive skills of peer instructors is outlined. Data and initial observations indicate a growth in attendance and consistency in peer teaching. The study and interventions are set in a large university makerspace, where the student teaching assistants lead workshops.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    ISBN (Electronic)9781728117461
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 2019
    Event49th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019 - Covington, United States
    Duration: Oct 16 2019Oct 19 2019

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
    Volume2019-October
    ISSN (Print)1539-4565

    Conference

    Conference49th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019
    CountryUnited States
    CityCovington
    Period10/16/1910/19/19

    Keywords

    • communities of practice
    • extracurricular
    • leadership skills
    • makerspace
    • peer-led team learning
    • student-led learning communities
    • teaching assistants

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Education
    • Computer Science Applications

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    Bill, V., & Fayard, A. L. (2019). Nurturing a student-led community of learning in an academic makerspace: How to support extracurricular experiential learning. In 2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019 [9028559] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2019-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE43999.2019.9028559