ERIC Number: EJ725274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 36
Learning within Scripted and Nonscripted Peer-Tutoring Sessions: The Malaysian Context
Ismail, Hairul N.; Alexander, Joyce M.
Journal of Educational Research, v99 n2 p67 Nov-Dec 2005
Many learning and instructional approaches that manipulate the environment in which learners work and cooperate with each other have illustrated growth in cognitive, intellectual, social, and affective areas. To date, however, uncertainty still exists as to the mechanism by which various types of peer tutoring facilitate learning. This study seeks to understand the effects of scripts and leading question stems on learning during an intervention in the classroom. It also focuses on the application of peer-tutoring techniques within an education system in Malaysia, which has relied on teacher-driven instruction for a large part of its history. The school environment in Malaysia is in the process of reform. As such, investigations of student-centered and interactive pedagogies applicable to the Malaysian system and students are particularly important for policy decisions. (Contains 2 notes.)
Descriptors: Tutor Training, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Cooperative Learning, Peer Teaching, Interaction, Comprehension, Scripts, Thinking Skills, Grade 10, Physics, Tutoring
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia