What is Peer-to-Peer Learning

What is Peer-to-Peer Learning:

Peer-to-peer learning is a term that is being used more and more as online education continues to grow. It is a term that describes a range of initiatives where students form groups, inform and educate each other on a wide variety of issues.

Defining Peer Education:

‘Peer education is an approach which empowers young people to work with other young people, and which draws on the positive strength of the peer group. By means of appropriate training and support, the young people become active players in the educational process rather than passive recipients of a set message. Central to this work is the collaboration between young people and adults.’

-Fast Forward, national voluntary organization promoting health and well being

Peer Education in Schools:

Peer Education is a growing method of providing information and advice to students. Using peer education model to deliver information and education to students can ensure that the peer educator and peer educate take an equal role in informing shaping and passing on information.

Benefits of Peer Education:

The benefits of peer-to-peer learning are widely recognized and can include positive changes in terms of knowledge, skills, attitudes and confidence. Peer education has a strong emphasis on personal development and can be particularly effective in allowing low achieving students to fully participate and succeed in a wider range of educational settings.