Student Reciprocal Peer Teaching as a Method for Active Learning: An Experience in an Electrotechnical Laboratory

Muñoz-García, Miguel Angel and Moreda Cantero, Guillermo P. and Hernández Sánchez, Natalia and Valiño López, Vanesa (2012). Student Reciprocal Peer Teaching as a Method for Active Learning: An Experience in an Electrotechnical Laboratory. "Journal of Science Education and Technology" (n. 22); pp. 729-734. ISSN 1573-1839.

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Title: Student Reciprocal Peer Teaching as a Method for Active Learning: An Experience in an Electrotechnical Laboratory
Author/s:
  • Muñoz-García, Miguel Angel
  • Moreda Cantero, Guillermo P.
  • Hernández Sánchez, Natalia
  • Valiño López, Vanesa
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Science Education and Technology
Date: October 2012
ISSN: 1573-1839
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Electrical Engineering education Student experiments, Active learning, Reciprocal peer teaching, Laboratory monitor
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Agrícolas (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Rural [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

Active learning is one of the most efficient mechanisms for learning, according to the psychology of learning. When students act as teachers for other students, the communication is more fluent and knowledge is transferred easier than in a traditional classroom. This teaching method is referred to in the literature as reciprocal peer teaching. In this study, the method is applied to laboratory sessions of a higher education institution course, and the students who act as teachers are referred to as ‘‘laboratory monitors.’’ A particular way to select the monitors and its impact in the final marks is proposed. A total of 181 students participated in the experiment, experiences with laboratory monitors are discussed, and methods for motivating and training laboratory monitors and regular students are proposed. The types of laboratory sessions that can be led by classmates are discussed. This work is related to the changes in teaching methods in the Spanish higher education system, prompted by the Bologna Process for the construction of the European Higher Education Area

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Item ID: 14049
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/14049/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:14049
Deposited by: Profesor Titular de Universidad (interino) Miguel Angel /M.A. Muñoz-García
Deposited on: 22 Oct 2013 10:37
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2015 23:56
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