Seminar course approach for study group leader training

Thumbnail Image

Persistent link to this item

View Statistics

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title


Seminar course approach for study group leader training

Published Date



National Association for Developmental Education




At the university during fall 2006, I created a college-credit course to help group leaders apply educational theories during their study group sessions. This course was required of all new group leaders starting during the fall semester. Rather than a didactic class format led by me as the instructor, a collaborative seminar model was employed. In the class, these students studied education theory articles and discussed how to apply this information to their weekly sessions. This understanding helped them create new learning activities not contained in the formal training program. It also made better sense of dynamics within the group and how to employ culturally-sensitive learning activities. This course was part of a larger required professional development component for the study group leaders.


Related to




Series/Report Number

Funding information

Isbn identifier

Doi identifier

Previously Published Citation

Arendale, D. R. (2014). Seminar course approach for study group leader training. NADE Digest, 6(2), 1-11. Available online:

Suggested citation

Arendale, David R.. (2014). Seminar course approach for study group leader training. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

Content distributed via the University Digital Conservancy may be subject to additional license and use restrictions applied by the depositor. By using these files, users agree to the Terms of Use. Materials in the UDC may contain content that is disturbing and/or harmful. For more information, please see our statement on harmful content in digital repositories.