These sessions form the core of the Academic Support Program and also are the most effective applications of the principles that are “active learning”, “active participations” and “learning to learn”. Active Learning Sessions are designed to allow students to feel the pleasure of learning by sharing ideas with each other and forming/developing a learning culture together.
Peer tutorials strongly encourage peer discussions. Students share their academic knowledge and experience in a friendly atmosphere. Peer study and discussion groups are guided by a student called the “moderator”. A moderator can be at the same or at a higher level.
The interdisciplinary approach of the programs at Sabancı University facilitates the development of the Active Learning Sessions. In addition, students who have different and various interests and learning habits have a big influence for the dynamics of the program.