Dylan Wiliam presents 5 Key Strategies for Assessment for Learning. Activating students as instructional resources for one another is one of these.
The following information is from the following article Activating Learners as Instructional Resources.
Why should we develop our students ability to help other students?
- Motivation: The teacher structures the process so it is in a student’s interest to help others.
- Social Capital: Students perception of their value to others increases.
- Better Understanding: When you have to teach others, you have to understand an idea clearly. The stronger students improve by having to teach and the less competent improve because they have a second teacher.
- Activating learners as instructional resources for each other clearly helps learning in the short terms because it resolves questions more quickly and provides more feedback, both of which help learning right now.
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