Let students teach and learn from each other. Watch their comprehension increase as they put course concepts into their own words and relay their understanding to classmates in a collaborative, reciprocal learning environment.
Why should I do peer-to-peer learning?
Encourage peer-to-peer learning to:
- Build an active and cooperative learning environment.
- Encourage students to give and receive feedback and evaluate each others' learning.
- Promote positive interdependence and accountability.
- Increase participation, motivation, and student engagement.
- Improve communication skills, achievement, and productivity.
- Promote ownership of learning and deeper understanding of new concepts.
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How can I apply this in my everyday classroom?
- Let students teach each other by having them make quick video lessons. Students explain course concepts in ways that make sense to their classmates, and showing others stengthens their own understanding and retention.
- Enable students to ask and answer each others' questions, before asking the teacher. Students join the discussion with text, drawings, and narrated video responses.
- Facilitate group collaboration to discuss issues, explain viewpoints, and share ideas. Increase the effectiveness of classroom sharing, especially when the student-teacher ratio is high or instructor time is limited.