Meet Peter Arthur, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Peter Arthur

Peter is our Senior Scholarly Teaching Fellow. In addition to providing mentorship to the other Scholarly Teaching Fellows, Peter will be researching students’ learning in first-year science classes, and how metacognition affects students’ ability to retain course material. First-year post-secondary classes are particularly content-heavy, but student academic performance may be poor due to a lack of strong learning skills. Peter’s research will better inform how to help “students to thrive in now online learning environments” by giving them the tools “to be self-directed learners who have strong learning skills.”

Notable quote:

“In higher education, students are often required to work more independently and manage their time and approaches to learning with less support. Consequently, students who can guide their own thinking and become self-directed are at an advantage.” – Peter Arthur

Research as a BCcampus Scholarly Teaching Fellow: