Five members of the class agreed to act as peer experts and teach the logic skills they had learned at GCSE level to their peers, new to the vagaries of binary logic.
We know from Vygotsky that learning can take place through the interactions students have with their peers and that this can help construct knowledge, but the work Jerzy, Filip, Serhiy, Leon and Jan did was a clear example of this process in action. In a following exercise, the students applied their new knowledge in what Perkins (1999) referred to as “flexible performance” and all the students achieved scores over 90%, demonstrating that the expert peers had managed to successfully impart their knowledge in 40 minutes, giving their less experienced colleagues the confidence to tackle some past IB and GCSE questions. It was a great team effort!
Computer Science Teacher/Year 11 Tutor