Reflection on Peer Assisted Learning at PAHS
Peer tutoring is an organized learning experience in which one student
serves as the teacher or tutor, and one is the learner or tutee. PeerteachersÂ and their students share a similar knowledge base and learningÂ experience, which allows the peer-teachers to use language that theirÂ learners understand and to explain concepts at an appropriate level. PeerteachersÂ and student-learners also share a similar social context becauseÂ of their similar social roles, and because of this, student learners feel moreÂ at ease with a peer teacher than with a senior clinician. Peer tutoring is aÂ beneficial way for students to learn from each other in the classroom andÂ in small groups, so benefit is not only for the tutee but also to the tutor,Â predominantly through the development of their own clinical and teachingÂ skills and from the positive feedback obtained by their tutees, thus creatingÂ a highly pleasant learning atmosphere and a win-win situation for all.
Keywords: peer assisted learning (PAL), PBL, tutor