Journal article

Improving pre‐service teacher learning through peer teaching: Process, people and product1

G Parr, J Wilson, S Godinho, L Longaretti

Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning | Published : 2004

Abstract

This research investigates the perceptions of first‐year Bachelor of Teaching students (primary and secondary) and Diploma of Education students (secondary) about their peer teaching experience in a postgraduate subject called Curriculum and Assessment. Peer teaching is a learner‐centred approach to teaching and learning that is intended to provide significant benefits for learners' knowledge, skills and metacognition. However, concerns have been raised over the quality of the learning and teaching and the risks associated with such a pedagogy. In the present study, student responses to questionnaires and semi‐structured interviews were analysed, using a mixed methods approach, with respect ..

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