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Study: Students advising peers improve their own grades

While this study was limited to the giving of motivational advice, peer teaching and tutoring has several applications in a classroom setting as well. Past research and experience have shown peer instruction can provide positive experiences in the classroom and engage students more fully in the educational process.

While students receiving the instruction can benefit from a peer’s perspective on the material, the student giving the instruction often benefits even more because the position of leadership they are given demands they explore the material more fully and learn it well enough to communicate it to others.

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