Using Peers in the Classroom

In an effort to capitalize on some of the more positive aspects of peer influences, colleges and universities have created a wide range of peer-to-peer education, leadership, and mentoring roles—especially in the first college year. Yet, the use of peers in first-year seminar instruction is still far from commonplace. Latino and Ashcraft offer guidance on defining the role of peers as co-instructors; recruiting, selecting, and training peer educators; facilitating relationship building within the instructional team; and assessing the impact of peer leaders on the course, the students served, and the peers themselves. Sample training agendas and activities, course syllabi, and evaluations are included.

Other volumes in the series:
Volume I: Designing and Administering the Course
Volume II: Instructor Training and Development
Volume III: Teaching in the First-Year Seminar
Volume V: Assessing the First-Year Seminar

These are also available as a Five Volume Set

Table of Contents:

List of Tables and Figures

Notes on the Series—Tracy L. Skipper, Series Editor


Chapter 1: Peer Roles and Responsibilities in the First-Year Seminar

Chapter 2: Foundations for Growth and Development in Peer Educators

Chapter 3: Recruitment and Selection of Peer Educators

Chapter 4: Peer Educator Training and Development

Chapter 5: Evaluating the Use of Peer Educators

Appendix A: Peer Education Bibliography

Appendix B: Building Peer-Instructor Relationships

Appendix C: Training Models

Appendix D: Assessing Peer Leadership



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