Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) is a nationally recognized model of teaching and learning that originated in a chemistry course at the City College of New York in 1991. In PLTL, students who have done well are recruited to bepeer-leaders: students who facilitate small-group learning as an integral part of the course. Each week, the peer-leaders meet with their group to engage in problem solving and discussion of course material. The PLTL model has been adapted to many institutions nationwide across all STEM disciplines, and an extensive body of research has demonstrated that PLTL improves student learning.
Get Started with PLTL
A Quick Introduction to PLTL
Learn More about Leader Training, Materials, and Starting PLTL
A Meta-Analysis of Research on Effectiveness of PLTL
Remembering Jack Kampmeier:
New PLTL Book!
A new updated guide to PLTL with an authentic history of PLTL, analysis of research on PLTL, and a detailed guide to implementation.
Linus Learning, 2015
PLTL Featured in:
Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering. Nancy Kober, National Research Council
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Contact: Dr. David K. Gosser, Jr. (Director, Center for PLTL)
The City College of New York
138th St. & Convent Ave.
New York, NY 10031
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