Students as facilitators: an evaluation of student-led group work

Campbell, Elaine (2014) Students as facilitators: an evaluation of student-led group work. Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 9 (1). pp. 52-58.

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Abstract

This paper describes a two year study evaluating student-led group work in the context of a clinical legal education module. The aim of the study was to shift the balance of control from tutor to student, by allowing students to take on the facilitator role in weekly meetings. The findings suggest that (a) students can successfully design and deliver a small group session if they are given the opportunity to do so (b) student facilitation encourages students to see the tutor as part of the group which has a positive effect on student interaction and engagement in the group, and (c) students who have been less likely to contribute become more vocal in student-led (and later tutor-led) sessions.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Practitioner Research in Higher Education
Publisher: University of Cumbria
ISSN: 1755-1382
Departments: Non-Initial Teacher Education (Non-ITE)
Additional Information: Elaine Campbell, Northumbria University, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 25 May 2018 13:46
Last Modified: 26 May 2018 18:00
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3864

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