Have you ever learned by teaching? Have you ever learned something to teach it? Most of the teachers answer “yes!”. Sometimes we learn to teach our students; other times, we learn when we are in class (explaining or questioning); and others, reflecting on it after leaving the classroom... Are these experiences sporadic episodes? Or is that teaching is a good way to learn, as it has been said since ancient times?
This book provides an essential overview of "learning by teaching", unpacking the underpinning theory, research evidence and practical implications of peer learning in a variety of classroom contexts.
We all have experiences of having learned something by teaching it; Is there scientific evidence that teaching is a way of learning?; What do think teachers of all this?
Teaching and learning in our species; Changes in the conceptions of teaching and learning; The evolution of teaching and learning.
Students as mediators and teachers; Evidence the tutor learning; Learning to teach: better than learning for oneself; To learn and explain: better than just learning to teach; Teaching interacting: better than teaching and explaining.
Learning by teaching informally, but in person; Learning by teaching at work; Learning by teaching informally, through the Internet; Some lessons from informal learning.
Formal education in change; Formal situations of students who learn by teaching.
Predisposition to learning by teaching: my students are a source for my learning; Pre-active: learning when preparing classes for learning; Interactive: promoting bidirectionality to learn as we teach; Post-active: shared and reflective learning spaces for learning with others.