The Searle Center has conducted research over 10 years on peer-led, small group learning within the context of the Gateway Science Workshop (GSW) program at Northwestern University.
Our work led to the book Making Scientists: Six Principles for Effective College Teaching.
This research has been funded by both the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Science Foundation.
To learn more about our individual studies on the GSW, including peer-reviewed publications that resulted, see the project pages listed below.
- Impact of a Peer-Led Collaborative Learning Program
- Developing an Instrument to Characterize Groups in Collaborative Learning Environments
- Impact of Peer-Led Learning Group Type on Student Learning Outcomes
- Social-Comparison Concern in Small Learning Groups
- Approaches to Learning in Peer-Led Undergraduate STEM Workshops
- Impact of Undergraduate Leadership Experiences in a STEM Workshop Program
- Promoting Success: Possible Factors Behind Achievement of Underrepresented Students in a Peer-Led Small-Group STEM Workshop Program
- Becoming a Leader Along the Way: Embedding Leadership Training into a Large-Scale Peer-Learning Program in the STEM Disciplines