Using Peer Mediation and Classroom Partnerships
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The paper argues that "teachers helping teachers" and (especially) "students helping students" is one of the best means by which instructors can facilitate a healthful learning environment. In a related vein, having students work with one another gives them a proprietary interest in seeing to it that their peers achieve success; it also validates the common assertion that social constructivist theory offers real benefits to the integrated classrooms of today. With all that in mind, this paper discusses eight scholarly articles from within the last decade that highlight the advantages of collaborative classroom learning wherein students, not simply the teacher, are incorporated into the decision-making and teaching process. Moreover, beyond simply identifying the social constructivist underpinnings of the various works, time is devoted to looking at the hypotheses, methodologies and findings present in all of them. When everything is said and done, teachers consulting other staff members on how to facilitate the integration of special-needs children into their classroom should bear in mind that some of the best change management involves teachers extricating themselves from the center of the learning process and allowing professional colleagues and students to help make the learning environment all the better.
From the Paper:"The following paper will look at how peer mediation and teacher collaboration can assist students who are struggling with their studies because of learning disabilities or because they have are trying to comprehend the subtleties of English when it is not their native language. The paper looks at eight scholarly articles which delve into this matter and concludes that, besides the fact they all appear rooted in the social constructivist camp, they all provide a fairly compelling rationale for..."
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