An Overview of Peer Teaching

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An Overview of Peer Teaching

  1. 1. An Overview of Peer Teaching By Melissa Winfield-Corbett
  2. 2. What is peer teaching? “Peer teaching is a method by which one student instructs another student in material on which the first is an expert and the second is a novice.” Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/peer- teaching/#ixzz32kDilDep
  3. 3. Benefits of Peer Teaching • Students receive more time for individualized learning. • 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 peer. • Peers and students share a similar discourse, allowing for greater understanding. • Peer teaching is a financially efficient alternative to hiring more staff members. • Teachers receive more time to focus on the next lesson. Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/peer- teaching/#ixzz32kE2UKo4
  4. 4. Questions to Consider 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 of students.
  5. 5. According the the learning pyramid 90% of learning occurs by teaching others.
  6. 6. Components of Effective Peer Teaching
  7. 7. Lesson Design Elements When educators construct lessons based on the peer teaching model, three components should be considered: 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.
  8. 8. Components of Effective Lesson Design
  9. 9. Other Factors to Consider
  10. 10. Video: Peer Teaching in the Classroom

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