We had the privilege to host Caroline Brewton, a NSLI-Y student in Moldova, who shared her knowledge on peer-to-peer learning.
When you’re in a class, who would you say has more knowledge about the topic being taught-the teacher or your classmate? Whose experiences can you relate to more?
Question no more! Caroline was there for our session and not only did she share her experience regarding this novel approach to language learning but also encouraged the audience to form groups. The audience had questions on the practicalities and logistics of such alternative or complementary methods. Therefore, a discussion kicked off early during the presentation and what a joy was it to hear so many diverse ways of putting peer-to-peer language learning into practice locally.
Some of the advantages of implementing such approaches in the U.S. but also adapting them globally are: developing your leadership skills, increasing your confidence and gaining personal insights in self reflection and discovery. All these benefits are meant to encourage you develop both personally and professionally.
Also, P2P learning is crucial in making organizations as a whole much more agile and enhancing a culture of collaboration, not only directly related to language learning but to all educational aspects.
A special, thanks goes to Caroline Brewton for enriching our experience regarding language learning. It was a blast!