Introducing PLaTO - the University of Georgia's renewed commitment to peer education.
The PLaTO program within the Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) encompasses peer education efforts, such as Peer Tutoring and Peer Learning Assistants. A primary goal of PLaTO is to engage students in developing competencies such as collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving, self-regulation, professionalism, leadership, digital technology, and intercultural fluencies that shape them while they are students and beyond.
Peer educators are trained in research-based techniques to facilitate learning, motivation, and a growth mindset.
Through strategic partnerships with academic departments, PLaTO programming includes an initial training, a cohort-based pedagogy course, ongoing professional development opportunities, robust evaluation and assessment, and opportunities to celebrate successes. PLaTO contributes to the Division’s mission of student success by leveraging the dynamism and power of peer education to encourage students to Learn. Differently.
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DAE offers free undergraduate tutoring services through PLaTO. All currently enrolled UGA students can meet with a Peer Tutor to discuss class content, ask questions, and learn study tips and resources.
DAE partners with units across UGA to support active learning through the Peer Learning Assistants Program. Peer Learning Assistants (PLAs) facilitate collaborative learning in the classroom by guiding student groups and providing supplementary support.