Courses & Units

Peer Learning: Theory and Practice XLL200



The influential role of peers in the provision of supplementary educational support and other services at university is well documented, and a range of theories and research underpin the delivery of these at the University of Tasmania.  XLL200, Peer Learning: Theory and Practice, invites you to explore the theories and principles underpinning peer learning and mentoring, and the current literature and research that informs this space.  Through engagement in online modules and Communities of Practice, students will explore the scholarship of learning and teaching and engage in critical self-reflection to inform and improve their understanding of, and develop their practice (if applicable) in, a peer leading and/or peer education


Unit name Peer Learning: Theory and Practice
Unit code XLL200
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School PVC Learning and Teaching
Academic Preparation and Extended Studies
Discipline Student Retention and Success
Teaching staff

Dr Andrea Carr, Dr Jane Skalicky and Ms Sally Fuglsang

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (late) Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (late) 12/11/2018 22/11/2018 6/12/2018 30/12/2018

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $1,969.00 079900

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    • One semester in a peer role at the University of Tasmania.


Teaching Pattern

Online facilitated learning modules, activities and discussions in MyLO.

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