In the two academic semesters of 2010, the elective course"Research Seminar in Education" of the Biochemistry Unit was put into practice, which was offered to the Peer Tutors or Academic Monitors of different subjects of the Universidad del Rosario, in Bogotá, Colombia, as a stimulus to their work at the University. The main objective of this seminar was for students to discuss the main trends in research in higher education, to criticize the literature selected on this subject and to identify the main problems in the different subjects of which they have been monitors, which could have influenced the academic performance of their students. During the course, each peer tutor or monitor analyzed the materials presented for the discussions in order to update their knowledge about the models applied in higher education, the learning and evaluation strategies as well as the lines of research in education that are developed in different educational institutions and in this way, they could contrast the main problems associated with academic success at this educational level with their own experience as students and at the same time, peer tutors or academic monitors. In this work we have collected the reflections that the students participating in the seminar contributed to the identification of such problems. We consider that the student-monitor or peer tutor's perspective on the problems associated with academic performance in Higher Education enriches their knowledge, opens a critical and formative dialogue with teachers and allows them to reflect on better learning strategies.
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|PROBLEMS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A REFLECTIVE APPROACH FROM PEER TUTORS OR ACADEMIC MONITORS
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|Published - Nov 2013