Peer assisted learning

strategies to increase student attendance and student success in accounting

Mauricio Marrone, Lilia Draganov*

*Corresponding author for this work

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It is well known that extracurricular peer-learning programs such as Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) have an impact on student retention, success, and overall student satisfaction. However, for PAL to work as intended, higher participation rates are needed as student attendance remains one of the challenges faced by program administrators. In our study, we analysed the reasons why students attend PAL, and which strategies can be followed to increase students’ interest in the program. This chapter outlines how targeted messages can encourage different cohorts to attend PAL, and assists PAL administrators with how to conduct their recruitment campaigns to be consistent with their universities’ needs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSuccess in higher education
Subtitle of host publicationtransitions to, within and from university
EditorsLeigh N. Wood, Yvonne A Breyer
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9789811027918
ISBN (Print)9789811027895
Publication statusPublished - 2017



  • Peer-learning
  • Student participation
  • At-risk students
  • Program implementation

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Marrone, M., & Draganov, L. (2017). Peer assisted learning: strategies to increase student attendance and student success in accounting. In L. N. Wood, & Y. A. Breyer (Eds.), Success in higher education: transitions to, within and from university (pp. 149-165). Singapore: Springer, Springer Nature.