Share to Know: Furthering peer-to-peer and collaborative learning methods

Published: February 2017 Publication Type: Publication

Authors: Louise Foreman, Tobias Stapf

Share to Know is a European exchange project that aims to further the use of peer-to-peer learning methodologies by educational institutions and other organisations/individuals working with young people. The exchange took place between three peer-to-peer learning practitioners from the United Kingdom, Sweden and Germany and was funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme.

The high number of young people across Europe who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) is a worrying indicator that formal education systems are failing to support young people to develop the skills and capabilities needed to
get on in life and access further opportunities. Peer-to-peer learning shifts the power dynamic between ‘learners’ and ‘teachers’ and has been found to be effective at sustainably re-engaging young people who haven’t had a positive experience of formal education institutions. Through the Share to Know project we explored the ways in which peer-to-peer learning experiences can support personal, social and professional development; this guide shares a range of examples and recommendations about how education and learning practitioners can apply and sustain peer-to-peer methods in their own work.

This publication was produced jointly by the partners of the Share to Know project: The Young Foundation, Alma Folk High School (Sweden) and Street College (Berlin). Visit www.sharetoknow.net to find out more.

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