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Record number 541045
Title Student teachers’ and in-service teachers’ peer learning : a realist synthesis
Author(s) Thurlings, Marieke; Brok, Perry den
Source Educational Research and Evaluation (2018). - ISSN 1380-3611
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2018.1509719
Department(s) Education and Competence Studies
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) in-service teachers - student teachers - systematic literature review - Teacher professional development
Abstract

The aim of this review in the form of a realist synthesis is to understand what makes peer (student) teacher learning activities effective. Three types of peer learning were explored: collaborative, coaching, and assessment activities. Hypotheses were developed and tested against a set of 63 studies. These hypotheses indicated what mechanisms (i.e., characteristics of the activities) would influence the effectiveness of the activities and which contexts (i.e., factors) influenced this process. Findings showed that activities wherein participants gain subject matter and pedagogical content knowledge and apply this into practice made such learning effective. Peer learning is also reinforced by facilitators, reflection, and feedback, and influenced by personal and interpersonal factors. The main contribution of this realist synthesis is the practical implications for developers of peer learning activities, for school leaders and teacher educators, and for (student) teachers.

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