The effectiveness of peer learning in a vocational education setting

This New Zealand study involved classroom and workshop learning activity observations of four different trades (carpentry, painting and decoration, electrical and welding). Workshops were conducted to help students improve peer learning strategies. Comparisons of pre- and post-intervention data indicated an increase in feedback quality. Examination of peer learning interactions indicate most groups used effective peer feedback strategies, in turn, leading to an acceleration in students' skill acquisition. The study identified that not every student fits into a peer learning environment. This i ... Show more

Authors: Leijten, Flip; Chan, Selena

Published: Wellington, New Zealand, Ako Aotearoa (National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence), 2012

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: [26] p.

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