Moving from Peer Pressure to Peer Learning

It’s high time the transition from peer pressure to peer learning is made. Peer learning has a profound impact on the memory of students. It’s a fun way to study. It encompasses a broad sweep of activities ranging from seniors mentoring juniors to class fellows teaching one another through games. It is a mutually beneficial process unknown to many. Thus an underutilized resource.

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Benefits of a peer-driven environment
• Nurtures attributes of collaboration, problem solving, reciprocation and teamwork in students.
• Helps students reach mutual consensus and make inferences on the basis of their own observations.
• Promotes student engagement in the classroom.
• Peer Projects sometimes outperform individual projects hinting at the advantages of constructive communication and teamwork.

Image result for hichkiPeer Learning can be associated closely with brainstorming and generation of potential new ideas. Films like Hichki throw light on the magic of peer learning. The movie shows how students from a downtrodden, discriminated against community study together and beat better off students following traditional learning strategies.

Lastly, information dissipates shortly after classroom teaching. However, peer learning boosts deep learning. Students feel motivated to participate in the classroom and become more curious.

MyPeers Community by MyWays

With the same principle in mind, MyWays has developed a Peer Learning Community, where all the MyPeers (those who attend the workshop) come together to learn from each other, a platform where you know someone is always there with you in this journey towards success. Converting peer pressure to peer motivation, MyPeers Community helps you to seek the guidance, find the right MyPeer to pair up with and learn, clarify your doubts on how to go about achieving your dreams, seek motivation from others and get inspired to follow your ways. To join this network visit www.myways.in and register now!


With inputs from a Research at the University of Queensland

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