Students teaching students: Undergraduate students as laboratory instructors

Elsa Selina Sanchez, Richard Craig

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Undergraduate students teach laboratory sessions in the plant systematics course at The Pennsylvania State University. To assess student-taught laboratory sessions, surveys were administered to student instructors and students enrolled in the course. Benefits to student instructors included increased technical knowledge, new perspectives on teaching methodologies, and acquiring a positive item to add to résumés. Student instructors also practiced leadership skills. Enrolled students generally assessed the laboratory sessions favorably. Organization and planning were vital to the success of this teaching method. This teaching method also required increased departmental funding relative to other courses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-261
Number of pages4
JournalHortTechnology
Volume17
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007

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