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Peer education: individual learning or service delivery?

Coburn, Annette and Mcginley, Brian and McNally, C (2007) Peer education: individual learning or service delivery? Youth and Policy, 94. pp. 19-34.

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Abstract

This article discusses the importance and values of a peer education approach and argues that the theoretical underpinning, rationale and practice require a change in focus. Community based youth work can benefit from developments in Higher Education where peer education has become routine rather than exceptional practice. It is proposed that the value of this methodology lies in the enhancement of teaching and learning across formal and informal learning environments. In searching for definition and rationale, the article examines contemporary peer education approaches noting the persistent focus on delivery of credible, mainly health related, information. Workers spend time trying to measure recipient impact rather than focusing on the benefits of this approach as a teaching and learning strategy. In response, the authors have created a new peer education template that can be used by peer educators and learners to help track and plan their learning across various learning settings.

Item type: Article
ID code: 35072
Keywords: community education, peer education, community work, Special aspects of education
Subjects: Education > Special aspects of education
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Community Education
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Education > Education
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2011 14:12
Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 11:13
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/35072

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