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In the Learning by teaching method students act as trainers (teachers) for pupils from lower educational levels (vocational schools/general upper secondary schools, comprehensive schools), for peers in the same classroom/group or for students from different disciplines. Students work in small trainer teams in which aim is to plan, organize and implement all the trainings independently. They plan and prepare contents of the training, all the materials and tasks for pupils. Teacher´s role is to guide and give support and feedback for students.

In this method students

  • deepen their knowledge from the subject of trainings

  • learn to plan, organize and implement trainings

  • learn how to guide, teach and motivate individuals, small and large groups

  • learn interactive, and presentation skills

  • learn to take responsibility.

The method also brings variation to the traditional lessons and increases students´ motivation.


European university: Turku University of Applied Sciences

Piloting universities: BINUS International, Universitas Widya Mandala, Univeritas Negeri Yogyakarta and Universitas Syah Kuala

Learning by teaching

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