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Archived posts from the category "Series: Challenges and Opportunities in Peer Learning"

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The Secret Sauce of Producing Better Writers

Better writers revise more. Better writers revise best when deliberately practicing a key skill based on helpful peer feedback and expert instructor coaching. That’s it. That’s the secret sauce. It’s […]

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Give One, Get One

In this blog series, we’ve tackled the challenges of peer learning. We’ve encouraged teachers to see each challenge as an opportunity to design for learning and offered strategies that can […]

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Bad Feedback Happens, Part II

In peer learning, students improve by talking to each other about their work. Student success depends on good conversations – they should be timely, accurate, and helpful. Bad feedback—comments that […]

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Bad Feedback Happens, Part I

In the opening post for this series, we noted that unhelpful feedback is one of most common reasons instructors tell us they won’t commit to peer learning. In the face […]

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Making a Horse Drink

Peer learning has common problems, and this blog series reframes them as pedagogical design challenges. Instructors and students struggle with peer learning because of different expectations. Instructors often underestimate how […]

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