Dankook University’s (DKU) Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has launched a small group learning consultation program, ‘Peer Oreum Project.’ Mentors and peers who are mentees form a group and make an effort to improve their grades on subject by effective mentorship. No matter how many mentors and mentees are contained in a group, no more than three mentees per mentor are available. Each team can choose between ‘Major Peer Oreum’ and ‘Liberal Arts Peer Oreum’ depending on which subject the group hopes to have mentorship.
Before starting mentoring, registered Dankookians (Students of DKU) must take the ‘Self-regulated Learning Strategy Test’ for better consultation and submit their timetable for the project. After having an online consultation with the professor, each group may put their plan into action. The activity should be done one or two times a week, more than six times during a semester. Throughout the project, each group should submit reflection papers or have a consultation. After the final activity, they should submit the form of evaluation.
Next, we would like to talk about the benefits of participating in the ‘Peer Oreum Project.’ Every participant will be given mileage points from Young熊 Story and will be automatically registered as candidates for the ‘Performance Enhancement Scholarship.’ By getting a better grade point average compared to the previous semester, there will be a higher chance of the team members to receive the ‘Performance Enhancement Scholarship.’ Additionally, Dankookians can promote friendship by studying together and improve their grades through a small-group-consulting.
|▲ A poster introducing Peer Oreum project (Photo from Young熊 Story)|
How can we apply for this project? Just log on to the ‘Young熊 Story’ website and go into the ‘Individual Extracurricular’ section inside the ‘Extracurricular Program’ section. After then, search for the Peer Oreum Project in the search box and apply for it. Things you need to notice when applying is that small-group-consulting will be progressed only for learning related to regular school subjects. Every semester, 20 teams in total (10 teams on each campus) will be finally selected after the application process.
So, the Peer Oreum Project seems like an effective program where you can get along with other students learning together. Why don’t you talk with your friends about this program and try it out?
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