It is another close concept to the group learning. Peer Learning is focused approach towards
learning and getting educated on variety of issues. It is the peer who understands the other
person very closely and discusses in detail about various aspects linked to an individual.
Peer group is nothing but the people from same age group, background, culture, social status,
etc who come together to help each other in learning and solving the issues.
The importance behind the peer learning is that the peers can be trusted completely. They are
also recognized as the credible sources of information when it comes to believe in the data
shared among the peers. They always share similar experience in the society with similar
status on social norms and due to this they are always placed to provide the relevant,
meaningful and honest information among the group members.
A well-considered peer education initiative can offer a wide range of benefits to pupils,
peer educators, teachers and the school as a whole. The benefits for peer educators are
widely recognized and can include positive changes in terms of knowledge, skills, attitudes
and confidence. Peer education has a strong emphasis on personal development and can be
particularly effective in allowing low achieving pupils to fully participate and succeed
in a wider range of educational and health promoting activities.