PLTL: A Student-Faculty Partnership for Transforming the Learning Environment. Pratibha Varma Nelson, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Executive Director Center for Teaching and Learning, IUPUI
Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL)
provides students with opportunities for intellectual and personal development
as well as a restructuring of their content knowledge. This approach preserves
the lecture and introduces a new structure, a weekly two-hour workshop where
students interact to solve problems under the guidance of a trained peer
leader. Each weekly PLTL workshop centers on carefully constructed problems and
activities, selected by the instructor in order to address common
misconceptions and develop conceptual understanding. This presentation will
provide an overview of the Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) model of teaching.
is open to the public.
Sponsored by the Dean of Faculty
and the Chemistry Department