An Overview of
What is peer
“Peer teaching is a
method by which one
another student in
material on which the
first is an expert and
the second is a
Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/peer-
Benefits of Peer
• Students receive more time for
• Direct interaction between
students promotes active learning.
• Peer teachers reinforce their own
learning by instructing others.
• Students feel more comfortable
and open when interacting with a
• Peers and students share a similar
discourse, allowing for greater
• Peer teaching is a financially
efficient alternative to hiring more
• Teachers receive more time to
focus on the next lesson.
When designing effective instruction, it
is essential to keep the learning needs
of the student as the focus of the
lesson design. When implementing
peer teaching the goals of the lesson
should be clear and meaningful from
the start. The following questions are
can help educators focus the lesson
design of educators in order to make
a more balanced lesson for the benefit
According the the learning pyramid 90% of learning
occurs by teaching others.
When educators construct lessons
based on the peer teaching model,
three components should be
1. Student Population- Students
should be adequately instructed on
the role of an effective peer
teacher and an effective novice.
2. Expected Behaviors- Students
should know what each role looks
like and be given practice.
3. Environment- The learning
environment should be structured,
trusting and conducive to learning.