Peer Education & LeadWell

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LeadWell – Peer Wellness Educators

 

LeadWell is a committed group of University of Maine students seeking to lead and improve the student body through education and wellness programming. Through LeadWell you can make friends, educate peers, develop new skills and foster existing ones, build your résumé and affect campus- and system-wide policies.

For more information contact Cole Spike at cole.spike@maine.edu or come by 235 Memorial Union, Student Wellness Resource Center!

Fall 2017 meeting time TBD.

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What is Peer Education?

Do your friends tell you you’re a good listener?
Do you like meeting new people?
Do you enjoy making a difference in the lives of others?

Have an idea? Believe in a cause? Want to make a difference?
Propose it, develop it, and make it happen!

Boost Your Resumé and Expand Your Skills, Enroll in Peer Education
Peer Education is a 3-credit course that explores program planning, implementation and evaluation for college students from start to finish. Course projects focus on sex education, health and wellness, nutrition, alcohol, marijuana and other drug awareness, hazing prevention, exercise, sleep and many more.

Prior approval is required for enrollment in CHF 401: Peer Education.

For more information contact
Rebecca Kaiser
rebecca.kaiser@maine.edu

Course Description
The course content will consists of theoretically-based skills and strategies associated with peer leadership and program development, including active and collaborative learning, critical thinking and problem solving, interpersonal development, and assisting peers with how to effectively and efficiently learn subject-related content.

Instructional Materials and Methods
Assignments, classroom activities and out-of-classroom activities are designed to facilitate the expected learning outcomes and objectives of the course.  Teaching format will utilize lecture, discussion, video and experiential exercises. Experiential exercises include conducting programming outside of class time.