ERIC Number: ED360308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Picture Peer Partner Learning: Students Learning from and with Each Other: Instructional Strategies Series No. 10.
The purpose of the documents in this series is to provide educators in Saskatchewan with practical and relevant guides to teaching and learning as a means of expanding or refining teaching repertoires. This booklet highlights peer practice, a strategy that allows students to become actively involved in the strengthening or broadening of their own learning by supporting the learning of peers. Students reflect upon previously taught material by helping peers to learn and, at the same time, develop and hone their social skills. Students work together as partners, one functioning as a "doer" and the other as a "helper". The doer performs a task or answers questions; the helper observes and provides feedback and helping information. The doer is the student and the helper takes on the role of teacher. Later, the partners reverse roles. This guide explores the peer partner method, and is organized into the following eight parts: (1) Background; (2) Peer Partner Learning Is; (3) Why Use Peer Partner Learning; (4) Prepare for Peer Partner Learning; (5) Developing Peer Partner Learning; (6) The Teacher's Role During Peer Partner Sessions; (7) Executive Summary; and (8) Resources. (LL)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Peer Relationship, Peer Teaching, Social Development, Student Participation, Student Role, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit/Saskatchewan Instructional Development and Research Unit, Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2, Canada ($10 Canadian plus $2 Canadian mailing and handling; 7% tax on Canadian orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Regina Univ. (Saskatchewan). Faculty of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Partners in Learning