Resources for Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Programs
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) programs is a broad term for programs that employ a student to facilitate or lead study groups for historically-difficult courses. Most often PAL is used with college-level courses. Some of the major models that have been adopted nationally include: Supplemental Instruction (SI), Peer Assisted Learning (PAL), Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL), Emerging Scholars Program (ESP, operates under other names as well), Structured Learning Assistance (SLA), Accelerated Learning Groups (ALG), and Video-Based Supplemental Instruction (VSI). The following resources present approaches and materials that could be adapted for use with nearly any PAL approach.