Peer Learning

Peer Learning is a way to build capacity in skills and knowledge by facilitating groups of people who interact regularly to learn how to do the skill better. Peer Learning has dual goals of training people on the specific skills or content areas and learning from each other. Peer learning acknowledges that everyone in the group has expertise and experience to share related to the skills, not just the instructor. In some instances, a peer learning approach seeks to sustain on-going learning from each other after the formal program investment is completed.

Peeragogy: This form of peer learning is at the intersection of digital media/networks with self-directed learners and collaborative learning methods. In short, an example would be a group of self-directed learners coming together online to organize a course without the direction of an instructor. In 2012, Howard Rheingold facilitated the production of the "Peeragogy Handbook," a practical how-to. Peeragogy is a collection of techniques for collaborative learning and collaborative work that allow any group of people to learn together in a smarter way making use of social networks and widespread access and adoption of these technologies.

Learning Concierge: This idea comes from workplace learning sector and Jane Hart, an expert in informal learning. The concierge service bridges that gap between directed learning (training/e-learning/blended learning) and self-directed/self-organized/self-managed learning that aimed at support a group of people who need to learn how to organize their own learning. Learning in the connected workplace as Jane Hart terms it, requires these skills: information curation skills, collaboration skills, community management and connected leadership skills.

Peer Instruction: Peer Instruction is a research-based, interactive teaching method developed by Eric Mazurat Harvard University in the 1990s. It has been adopted across the disciplines, institutional types, and throughout the world. It incorporates many different ideas aligned with how people learn and how they learn best by moving away from the lecture and lecture notes and encouraging students to engage with their peers as they learn. The Peer Instruction Blog: Turn to Your Neighbor is written by Julie Schell , a researcher for Eric Mazur.

Flipped Classroom: The flipped classroom is a mindset that directs attention away from teachers and puts it squarely on the students and their learning. Here's an article that describes it in plain terms.

Source Peer Instruction Blog

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Connected Practices: (MacArthur)

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"DML2014 Connecting Practices calls on all of us to build shared agendas and goals, to reach across the boundaries that separate our disciplines, fields, institutions, and sectors to re-imagine the where, when, and how of educational practice"

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