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Peer influences on learning

Marie Cameron

This summary of an extensive literature review highlights the different ways in which peers influence learning, and describes classroom approaches that maximise these peer effects. Learning is enhanced when teachers structure the learning environment to allow students to develop their own knowledge and understandings collectively. The continuum of student interaction includes peer tutoring, co-operative learning, collaborative learning, and reciprocal teaching.

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