The Magic Of Peer Learning

Research indicates that people learn better from peers. Peers facilitate a more relevant approach to learning because they share beginner's mind often more than experts. Learners also take more risks in learning with peers because they experience less inequality in the relationship than with a superior as teacher. Given this, we need to leverage the power of peer learning in organizations and classrooms. In this model, we teach a few who teach a few others. The other dynamic at work features the fact that people learn better when they teach what they're learning. The practice can extend into communities where we dedicate time before community events for peer teaching and learning any kind of skill and area of knowledge possible.