ERIC Number: EJ571177
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Mutual Peer Tutoring: Effects of Structuring Tutorial Interaction to Scaffold Peer Learning.
King, Alison; Staffieri, Anne; Adelgais, Anne
Journal of Educational Psychology, v90 n1 p134-52 Mar 1998
A study involving 58 seventh graders in same-gender dyads in three mutual peer tutoring conditions demonstrates that tutorial interaction can be structured so that same-ability age mates can scaffold each other's higher order thinking and learning. Scaffolding is not necessarily restricted to situations in which one partner is more knowledgeable or competent. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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