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Drivers for Change – Engage in Peer Learning

Equity Framework > Drivers for Change > Peer Learning

The term peer learning refers to situations where peers support each other in learning processes. There are different forms of peer learning such as peer support groups, networks, supplemental instruction, peer coaching and mentoring, and peer teaching. Peer learning involves formal and informal interactions among people understood to be “equals” based on similar goals and interests, job roles, or place in a community. Peer learning involves peers coming together to exchange knowledge, share practices, and develop leadership in the work they do together.

Adapted from:

  1. Gogus, A. (2012) Peer Learning and Assessment. In: Seel N.M. (eds) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Springer, Boston, MA. DOI: Retrieved from
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_146
  2. Backer, T. E., (2008). Peer Networking and Community Change: Experiences of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Human Interaction Research Institute. Retrieved from
    http://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/backer.pdf

Further Reading / Additional resources

Knotz, S. (2016, June 18). The Art and Science of Designing Peer Learning Cohorts. Retrieved from:
https://philanthropynw.org/news/art-and-science-designing-peer-learning-cohorts

Wenger, E. (n.d.) Cultivating communities of practice: A quick start-up guide
http://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/wenger1.pdf

Backer, T. E., (2008). Peer Networking and Community Change: Experiences of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Human Interaction Research Institute.
http://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/backer.pdf

Andrews, M. & N. Manning (2016). A Guide to Peer-to-Peer Learning – How to make peer-to-peer support and learning effective in the public sector? Paris: Effective Institutions Platform (EIP)
https://www.effectiveinstitutions.org/media/The_EIP_P_to_P_Learning_Guide.pdf

Sample Tools

https://learningcrafters.com/peer-to-peer-learning-workplace/