Top 10 Benefits of Peer Assisted Learning
1. Peer assisted learning emphasizes students simultaneously
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Top 10 benefits of peer assisted learning

  1. 1. Top 10 Benefits of Peer Assisted Learning 1. Peer assisted learning emphasizes students simultaneously learning and contributing to other students' learning, which helps foster interpersonal skills and content understanding. 2. Communication in peer assisted learning is based on mutual experience and so students are better able to make equal contributions. 3. When engaging in peer assisted learning tasks, an emphasis is on the learning process, including the emotional support that learners offer each other. This helps foster a trusting and safe learning environment. 4. Modifications can be made for special needs students. Teachers and support staff may be actively involved as group facilitators or they may simply initiate student-directed activities. 5. Peer learning can also assist in developing communication skills. Introverted students can be paired with a more extroverted student in order to maximize and learn from the strengths and weaknesses of each learner. 6. Peer and collaborative learning help to foster creativity, experimentation, problem solving skills and the learning of concepts. 7. Peer teaching experiences can help develop confidence in learners because their ideas and interpretations are encouraged to be shared and discussed. 8. Ownership and accountability are also factors that help promote responsibility. 9. With the development of social media, peer assisted learning experiences are not limited to the constructs of the classroom. 10. Peer assisted learning is not limited to academic instruction. Peer mentoring can also encompass areas of social need exhibited by students.

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