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I get by with a little help from my friends

Principal focus of the project

This project explored using peer learning/assessment to improve the confidence and problem-solving skills of Maths GCSE resit and Functional Skills students.

What is this about and what were the main findings?

By taking away isolation within the classroom, it was hoped that negative emotions and attitudes could be overcome. The two pproaches trialled were ‘student tutoring student’ and the forming of study groups within a session to solve problems, which appear to have had a positive impact.

Number of participants who worked with the project
Name(s) of authors

A. Ward

Name of associate programmes

Practitioner Research Programme


An ETF/sunCETT (2018-19) MA Short Course research report and poster exploring the impact of peer learning on GCSE Maths resit students

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