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Musostudy

Intended Learning Outcome:

To be supported throughout the module by a classmate

Tool:

Nominating a classmate to share in your learning journey can help to keep you on track and stay motivated. This tool nominates a classmate to share this with to help you stay focused on deadlines etc.

Activity:

Students nominate a friend in class. They set a list of goals they wish to achieve for their studies. (You may want to use a TLA in the Time Management component).

Once every few weeks you ask students to pair-up in class with their Study Buddys for a knowledge learning activity and then spend a few minutes chatting about where they are at with studying and identifying anything they have concerns about. Students review their list of goals as a structure for their discussion.

How:

You may want to end the session with a group discussion to check on any problems that you may need to help them with.

Examples:

Large Group Teaching:

This will work with large group teaching. You may want to make small groups rather than pairs so there is more likelihood of having a Study Buddy being present in class.

Online Teaching:

This could be essential to online modules. Pairs or small groups of students can be formed to support each other and work together on asynchronous tasks.

Success:

Students feel supported and helped to stay focused to study. They are starting to build an effective network of people who have an insight into their studies.

Next Steps:

You can also set up Revision Reminders TLA where you agree with students on the best mode of communication to send them nudges.

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