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Pages: 2655-2662
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-2484-0
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 17-19 November, 2014
Location: Seville, Spain

PEER TUTORING IN A ‘DIFFICULT’ PHYSIOLOGY COURSE: WHO IS HELPING WHO?

A. Bhargava, I. Brailsford, M. Ward

University of Auckland (NEW ZEALAND)
Research was conducted on the incorporation of peer tutorials as teaching events in an introductory Physiology course, and peer tutoring as a form of university teaching, from the perspectives of both peer tutors and peer tutees. As such, this study adds to the growing literature on the student experience of peer tutoring, and to the smaller sub-set of literature exploring the impact peer tutoring has on the tutors. Our findings indicate that, in this instance, peer tutors perform admirably well as university tutors, while peer tutorials (from the student perspective) were only seen as moderately successful learning events. The benefit of peer tutoring was seen as more significant for the tutors than for tutees in terms of their personal development, self-efficacy and self-awareness. This suggests that opportunities should continue to be provided for our most able students to act as peer tutors for the course in subsequent years.
keywords: peer tutor.
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A. Bhargava, I. Brailsford, M. Ward (2014) PEER TUTORING IN A ‘DIFFICULT’ PHYSIOLOGY COURSE: WHO IS HELPING WHO?, ICERI2014 Proceedings, pp. 2655-2662.
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