PEER LEARNING PROGRAMS

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PEER LEARNING PROGRAMS by Mind Map: PEER LEARNING PROGRAMS

1. Academic & social benefits for mentors

1.1. enhanced understanding

1.2. communication skills

1.3. self-belief/ confidence

1.4. transferable 'life' skills

1.5. Research: what studies exist?

2. Academic & social benefits for mentees

2.1. improved academic results

2.2. enhanced understanding

2.3. communication skills

2.4. improved attitude towards learning

2.5. aids transition to less supported environment (school - uni - life)

2.6. increased participation due to less hierarchical environment

2.7. Research: what studies exist?

3. What are the benefits? Underpinning pedagogical theory?

3.1. Situated Learning Theory (Lave & Wenger)

3.2. Socio-Constructivist (Vygotsky)

3.3. Discourse communities / Indentity

4. Definition of Peer Learning

4.1. experienced students helping each other to learn

4.2. many different models (indiv. & group)

4.3. variety of topics/subjects

4.4. Research: Topping, Falchikov

5. Models of Peer learning

5.1. Individual: Rovers / Drop-in

5.2. Group: PASS

5.3. Research: google & Journal of Peer Learning?