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What is Peer Led Team Learning?

Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) is an active learning program developed in the mid-1990s. This program was formed as a coalition between St. Xavier University, Rochester University, and the City College of New York to improve the passing rates and scores of general chemistry students. This model incorporates the use of a peer facilitator, a student who has successfully completed the course. The Peer Leader (PL) guides students on a weekly bases in workshop format. PLTL workshops are designed to have students think about the material that they are covering in their lecture courses, and apply it to different scenarios. PLs guide students through the questions, but should not provide the answers; answers should come from the students.