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ERIC Number: EJ882584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Reciprocal Peer Tutoring in a Physical Education Setting: Influence of Peer Tutor Training and Gender on Motor Performance and Self-Efficacy Outcomes
Ensergueix, Pierre Jean; Lafont, Lucile
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v25 n2 p222-242 Jun 2010
Students often do not take full advantage of peer tutoring instructional strategies because they are not sufficiently prepared to fulfill the role of tutor. This study examined whether implementing a peer tutor training program prior to the beginning of reciprocal peer tutoring (RPT) sessions might help overcome this issue. Gender differences were also explored. In a physical education setting, 48 novice ninth-graders were assigned in symmetric dyads to a physical practice associated with trained RPT condition (TRPT; n = 24) or a physical practice associated with spontaneous RPT condition (SRPT; n = 24). Moreover, 24 participants were assigned to a physical practice without any form of RPT control condition (PP). The peer tutor training, based on an original group interview technique, aimed at enhancing the explanatory potential of the tutor and his/her sensitivity to the specific needs of the tutee. Results indicated a superior motor performance for the TRPT condition and no difference between the SRPT and PP conditions. Interestingly, a positive relation between motor performance and self-efficacy beliefs was found for TRPT females. The assumption that the development of metacognitive awareness is one of the mechanisms underlying RPT's effectiveness was thus supported.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 9
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Language: English
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