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ERIC Number: EJ1143869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Near-Peer Teaching in Paramedic Education: A Repeated Measures Design
Williams, Brett; Nguyen, David
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v54 n4 p345-354 2017
The transition of the Australian paramedic discipline from vocation education and training to the higher education sector has seen a sharp rise in interest in near-peer teaching (NPT). The objective of this study was to examine satisfaction levels of NPT over one academic semester among undergraduate paramedic students. A repeated measured design was used to investigate NPT and learning among paramedic students at Monash University. A total of 111 students participated in the study: n = 25 near-peer teachers and n = 86 near-peer learners. Near-peer learners perceived feedback from their peers to be more honest, realistic, helpful than from the instructor (before M = 3.07 vs. after M = 2.69, p = 0.01), while near-peer teachers believed that paramedics have a professional responsibility to teach students (before M = 2.00 vs. after M = 1.16, p = 0.001). These results in conjunction with wider literature suggest that NPT should be considered for implementation into the existing paramedic higher education curricula.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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