In session four we will explore the role that peer supported environments play in connected learning. According to the The Digital Media & Learning Research Hub this principle is grounded in the idea that
Learning in the context of peer interaction is engaging and participatory. Research shows that among friends and peers, young people fluidly contribute, share, and give feedback to one another, producing powerful learning. Connected learning research demonstrates that peer learning need not be peer-isolated. In the context of interest-driven activity, adult participation is welcomed by young people. Although expertise and roles in peer learning can differ based on age and experience, everyone gives feedback to one another and can contribute and share their knowledge and views.
But what are some successful classroom models of this principle in action? This and other questions will be explored during session four.