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An ancient Chinese proverb tells us OC Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.OCO The same can be said for development assistance. Solutions provided by outside OC expertsOCO are often rejected or politely shelved. However, solutions based on the principle of OC self-helpOCO are far more likely to take root. This book explores the self-help, peer learning approach of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), comparing it with that of IDRC. It focuses on the importance of networks to development and growth, and demonstrates that network management is fundamentally different from the management of companies, organizations, or other bodies that fall under a single authority. The book will be of interest to planners, policymakers, and researchers in the industrialized and developing worlds, and particularly in the new and emerging democracies of Eastern Europe."

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Jean-H. Guilmette
Publisher: IDRC
Release: 2007-01-01
File: 258 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781552503492

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Peer support and social relationships have a tremendous influence on development, motivation, and achievement for all students, including struggling learners and those with disabilities. This highly practical book is one of the few resources available to guide classroom teachers and special educators in the application of peer-assisted instructional strategies in grades K-12. Expert contributors describe evidence-based approaches for building students' skills in reading, writing, math, and other content areas, as well as social competence and executive functioning. Sample lessons and more than a dozen reproducible tools are provided. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

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Genre: Education
Author: Karen R. Harris
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release: 2015-07-06
File: 322 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781462521074

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While peer learning is often used informally by students - and for many can form an essential part of their HE experience - this book discusses methods of developing more effective learning through the systematic implementation of peer learning approaches.

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Genre: Education
Author: Boud, David
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-05-01
File: 196 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135383534

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As children reach adolescence, peer groups gain special power to influence their behavior, and young people tend to adapt their behavior to fit group norms. When students engage in bullying, alcohol and drug abuse, and other behavior, those in their peer group are more likely to engage in those behaviors as well. The authors sought to evaluate whether having students engage in peer learning through interdependent cooperative groups might disrupt this tendency. Middle school teachers were trained in using peer learning to teach their regular curriculum, and after one year, students showed more positive and less negative behavior than those in control schools that did not implement peer learning. The effect was also larger than has been reported for traditional prevention and social-emotional learning programs.

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Does the use of the Internet in any way contribute to a student’s learning process, and if yes, precisely what added value does this represent? This question – and more specifically the attempt to answer it – is what lies at the heart of this dissertation, which considers the issue from a number of perspectives based on experiences, opinions and academic theories. This is done through the analysis of a new and innovative educational concept: Virtual Action Learning. Virtual Action Learning (VAL) is an educational concept that was designed to connect with the personal learning environments of people who live in a world where technology and social media play a dominant role. In other words, a world in which information is processed in an interactive and visual manner within the context of ever-changing situations and processes that demand ever higher levels of individual responsibility. The application of VAL concerns a way of learning that is different from what is common: VAL is based on social-constructivist learning theory in combination with an intensive use of ICT in the student's learning process. This takes place in the Virtual Learning Community (VLC), an electronic learning environment developed to support the learning process. In addition to the educational characteristics of the VAL concept, a managerial perspective can be distinguished that involves the way in which schools and universities organise their processes in order to facilitate learning. This process approach, born in the nineteen-nineties, is grounded in a number of business theories. The VAL concept distinguishes three primary processes: the learning process, for which the student carries responsibility, and the processes related to teaching and assessment, for which the instructor is held responsible. With the help of design principles that are firmly based on theory, we first describe the way in which the learning process evolves. The ensuing assessment process is closely linked with the educational process, but is first and foremost geared towards the learning process of individual students. By connecting the above-mentioned process activities via a Feedback and Reflection Cycle, it becomes possible to establish a strong connection between a course’s contents and its related competences. To achieve this, we need to ensure that - throughout the course - participants are continuously engaged in a Meaningful Dialogue: interaction and the mutual exchange of constructive feedback, not only among students themselves, but also among students and their teachers. This is partly done in the VLC and partly during meetings held at school, a process for which new (virtual) educational forms have been designed and which focuses on the power of feedback provided and received by students on their specific learning products in the VLC. Within the VAL concept, the Meaningful Dialogue is considered to be the measure of good quality education that is supported by ICT.

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Genre: Education
Author: Jos J.M. Baeten, PhD
Publisher: Eburon Academic Publishers
Release: 2016-09-20
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789463010658

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Teachers are better together! For schools to implement the classroom changes the future demands, teachers must learn how to collaborate effectively. This book details the deeply-researched peer coaching method formulated by Les Foltos and implemented in over 40 countries with powerful results. Its insights include: How peer coaching that makes a difference involves much more than just offering advice. How a coaching relationship is first built on trust, and then on the willingness to take risks. Why peer coaching should focus on adapting teaching methods to the technological future of education.

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Genre: Education
Author: Les Foltos
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release: 2013-07-23
File: 232 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483300214

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Peer coaching is a powerful process for enabling two or more people, who share common interests or goals, to collaborate in helping one another become more successful in their work or personal lives. This Infoline focuses on the many benefits the process of peer coaching can have on the corporate world.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Lynda C. McDermott
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
Release: 2011-07
File: 24 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781562867928

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Given the current economic climate and budget constraints facing schools, funding for professional development is continually reduced. And yet administrators still need to find methods to implement new instructional initiatives, such as the Common Core State Standards. This important book provides leaders with a high quality professional development approach at a low cost—the Peer Observation Process. Outlined in manageable steps, this strategy will help leaders implement any new school initiative or instructional method, no matter the context. This book will help you: -Support staff with job-embedded learning that includes reflection and feedback -Get your staff excited and engage them in ongoing collaboration -Create teams and organize schedules -Initiate and deliver tough conversations -Address accountability and measure success Based on an established and successful program, this book outlines an effective approach that is easy to implement and will help schools increase student achievement, strengthen school culture, and improve job satisfaction.

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Genre: Education
Author: Catherine Beck
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-21
File: 108 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317689775

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Peer Power "Peer Power is my pocket coach. Useful, insightful, and immediately applicable, the book is a life saver in building business relationships and resolving conflicts." —Pamela J. Schmidt, executive director, ISA – The Association of Learning Providers "Peer Power is a great resource, full of practical suggestions for employees, managers and leaders. Cynthia Clay and Ray Olitt have gone beyond giving us the usual platitudes for dealing with difficult co-workers. Through a series of case studies, they outline specific steps one can take to improve relationships across the board in a company or organization. I highly recommend Peer Power." —Fred Allemann, national learning manager, United States Tennis Association "If you are looking for a practical and engaging book to help you transform your interpersonal relationships, read Peer Power. You will find the key principles and strategies eye opening, simple and powerful. The case studies will help you better understand the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. The cheat sheets and worksheets throughout the book will help you diagnose and devise your own solutions to refine and build your interpersonal relationships at home or at work." —Ghenno Senbetta, learning team leader, US Pipelines and Logistics, BP America, Inc. "This book offers tools for improving interpersonal relationships, with the improvement always starting 'at home.' The content is presented for quick comprehension. Cynthia and Ray have gone to extraordinary lengths to deepen the readers' understanding of each concept and strategy with real life examples, along with questionnaires at the end of each case chapter." —Nancy Scholl, CFO, Wright Hotels, Inc.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Cynthia Clay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2012-02-08
File: 340 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118227282

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Peer learning allows a positive use of differences between pupils, turning them into learning opportunities. Yet education professionals often remain unfamiliar with the principles necessary to guarantee its effectiveness. The aim of this book is to help practitioners establish well-structured and effective peer learning projects using a variety of methods. It introduces and defines cooperative learning (mutual peer interaction) and peer tutoring (directional peer interaction) – outlining general organisational principles that will help practitioners implement peer learning in either of these forms. The authors consider how to prepare and train learners to undertake their roles effectively, and how to organise and monitor the process of interaction as it is happening. They then look at how these systems actually operate in the classroom, exploring how the organisational principles work in practice and giving many practical examples. Subsequently three successive chapters consider how to structure peer interactions in cooperative learning, same-age peer tutoring and cross-age peer tutoring. Finally, the advantages and problems, and the potential and challenges, of peer learning are examined. The book should be read in stages, with each part being able to be read on its own – thus providing time for reflection. Within each part, readers can choose to focus on cooperative learning or peer tutoring. The successive focuses on definitions, general principles of implementation and practical issues of implementation should help practitioners build their skills and confidence. Many choices between methods are described, and when teachers are confident in one method they may then consider trying a new method. It is the authors' hope that the book will become a model for peer learning by sharing with readers the skills of other practitioners, and thereby helping all children to develop to their full potential.

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Genre: Education
Author: Keith Topping
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release: 2017-03-31
File: 186 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317443063

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