Peer-assisted learning: What do students want from their peers?

Shane Costello, Karen Bell

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Flipped classrooms are well suited to graduate psychology training given the focus on applied problem-based learning. For flipped classrooms to be successful, students need to come to class prepared. PeerWiseis an online platform which can be used to support pre-class learning, through peer-led questions and feedback. However, there is little guidance on what students want from each other to facilitate peer learning. Data was collected over three years to determine baseline perceptions of PeerWiseas a learning aid; to develop a model of effective peer learning and implement guidelines for using PeerWise; and to evaluate the effectiveness of the guidelines. The results of the evaluation will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017
EventSociety for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention 2017 - San Antonio, United States of America
Duration: 19 Jan 201721 Jan 2017


ConferenceSociety for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention 2017
Abbreviated titleSPSP 2017
CountryUnited States of America
CitySan Antonio


  • Peer-assisted learning
  • Psychology training

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