The benefits of peer learning

Learning from peers—whether it’s a faculty member learning from another faculty member or a student learning from a fellow student—is an important component of education, according to experts who gathered at the eighth annual Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) conference on September 27, 2019 at Harvard Law School.

Erin Driver-Linn, dean for education at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, moderated a morning panel at the conference on peer-learning practices beyond the classroom. In an October 1, 2019 article about the event in Harvard Magazine, Driver-Linn called peer learning “a very useful tool for creating an environment of inclusive excellence and allowing people from diverse backgrounds to connect with one another” to attain mastery.

Read the Harvard Magazine article: Learning, and Teaching, As Peers