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Title: Undergraduate teaching assistants in Asia: a Singapore case study
Authors: Nichols, Rebecca Michelle
Lupascu, Massimo
Keywords: Social sciences::Education
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Nichols, R. M. & Lupascu, M. (2020). Undergraduate teaching assistants in Asia: a Singapore case study. International Journal of Educational Research, 104, 101647-.
Journal: International Journal of Educational Research
Abstract: Undergraduate teaching assistants (UTAs) have long been shown to support student learning in higher education, but most of the research on UTAs has been done in Western contexts. The aim of this study was to pilot a UTA programme within a first-year, interdisciplinary, team-based qualitative research methods course with fieldwork component at a large university in Singapore and evaluate the overall UTA experience. The findings pinpoint the UTAs’ motivations to serve, self-assessed contributions to student learning, expected and realized challenges, personal benefits both sought and gained, and post-course reflections as well as suggestions for improvement in future programmes. These UTAs, like their Western counterparts, are committed and capable peer mentors who can collaborate meaningfully with instructors to enhance undergraduate learning.
ISSN: 0883-0355
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2020.101647
Schools: School of Social Sciences 
Rights: © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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