The University of Iowa

Learning Assistant Pedagogy Course

Learning Assistants and their Peer Mentor discuss student wellness and its relationship to student success.

Learning Assistant Pedagogy Course

Learning Assistants enroll in a three-credit, once-a-week, 75-minute course for on-going facilitation training. The course is LS:1014 “Learning Assistants Training - Pedagogy: Creating Collaborative Learning Environments and covers topics such as metacognition, helping skills, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in classrooms. Learning Assistants will integrate their facilitation experiences and the pedagogy content through class discussions and reflection assignments.

An example of a past course syllabus can be found here: PDF iconSyllabus

LA Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors are students who served as Learning Assistants in the past and now assist with pedagogy course initiatives such as class discussions and providing one-on-one feedback to current Learning Assistants. Peer Mentors provide support and guidance from their facilitation experiences!

Meet a few of our LA Peer Mentors

Fall 21 LA Peer Mentor Jasmine

Jasmine

Fall 21 LA Peer Mentor Jenna

Jenna

Fall 21 LA Peer Mentor Solange

Solange

 

F21 LA Peer Mentor Clayton

Clayton

F21 LA Peer Mentor Diya

Diya

F21 LA Peer Mentor Emma

Emma

 

Fall 21 LA Peer Mentor Katie

Katie

Fall 21 LA Peer Mentor Mazvita

Mazvita

Fall 21 LA Peer Mentor Taylor

Taylor

Fall 21 LA Peer Mentor Katherine

Katherine