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Strategies of Peer-Assisted Learning and Their Effectiveness in Nursing Education: A Systematic Review
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  • Journal title : Korean Medical Education Review
  • Volume 18, Issue 2,  2016, pp.106-113
  • Publisher : 연세대학교 의과대학 의학교육학과
  • DOI : 10.17496/kmer.2016.18.2.106
 Title & Authors
Strategies of Peer-Assisted Learning and Their Effectiveness in Nursing Education: A Systematic Review
Park, In-Hee; Hong, Jeong Min; Shin, Sujin;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this study is to identify factors associated with effective peer-assisted learning (PAL) for nursing students. This review examined studies on PAL in nursing education. The literature was searched using terms including `nursing & peer assisted learning,` `nursing & peer learning,` and `nursing & peer teaching.` Potentially relevant research on PAL was identified, and 12 studies were determined to meet the inclusion criteria. This review includes five qualitative, three mixed-methods, and three experimental studies published on the topic. In the studies reviewed, practicum classes were found to use PAL the most. Students of the same age were most commonly the subjects of PAL, as indicated in six papers. PAL has been suggested to affect participants` knowledge, self-efficacy, confidence, and anxiety. The findings indicate that interactions between peers promote learning and lead to mutually positive responses, which provide opportunities for self-development. Finally, students` learning outcomes improve and their confidence in their knowledge and skills increases as they experience the role of student nurse. These findings indicate that PAL can be utilized as an efficient learning method in nursing education programs. However, effective strategies for using PAL to achieve learning objectives and maximize learning outcomes are needed.
 Keywords
Peer group;Peer influence;Nursing;Review;
 Language
Korean
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