Departmental Bulletin Paper The Power of Peers : NPRMs in the EFL Classroom

Dana, Lingley

106pp.185 - 195 , 2017-09 , 関西外国語大学・関西外国語大学短期大学部
NCID:AN00046756
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Peer teaching is a reciprocal style of learning that traditionally involves older students passing knowledge to younger less capable peers. Utilising this teaching method in the EFL classroom has the potential to bridge the gap between students and materials, increase collaborative learning, and promote active learning. The aim of this paper is to report on a classroom project in which near peer role models (NPRMs) assisted in the teaching of critical incidents within a unit on intercultural communication. Results from an open-ended questionnaire and observations from the facilitator indicated participation of the NPRMs resulted in a more effective and desirable mode of delivery than the more traditional method of studying critical incidents from a textbook.
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