Peer Learning

Peer learning can be described as opportunities where students support each other in their learning. Students enhance their learning by explaining their ideas to others and by participating in activities in which they can learn from their peers. They develop skills in organizing and planning, working collaboratively with others, giving and receiving feedback and evaluating their own learning.

Peer learning can be with peers of the student’s own profession or we would encourage you to think about interprofessional placements where students can learn with, from and about each other CAIPE.

We are excited that a new opportunity for an  interprofessional placement is being developed at Worthing hospital where a student-led ward is being planned for Spring 2021.

Please do find out when students from other professions are in your department or organisation so that opportunities can be created for interprofessional learning to take place.


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