Students as educators

Wilson, Sarah Ellen and Becket, Gordon and Prescott, Julie (2014) Students as educators. Health and Social Care Education, 3 (1). pp. 4-9. ISSN 2051-6487

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate peer assisted learning (PAL) in a pharmacy course context. PAL is interesting for educationalists as the technique offers reciprocity in learning between the student tutor and the student tutee. Both student tutor and student tutee have the ability to learn through the process. 14 students volunteered to be student tutors on a first year pharmacy practice module. The results are discussed from the perspective of both the student tutee and tutor. Although a small pilot study, the results from this project echo the themes of perceived benefits identified in the literature on PAL, most obviously with the three themes of confidence, collaboration, and learning. Challenges to the process are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: peer assisted learning (PAL), near peer tutor, increased confidence, knowledge and skills
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Sarah Taylor
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2016 14:15
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2016 14:15
Identification Number: 10.11120/hsce.2013.00034
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1018

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