Perceived teaching quality between near-peer and academic tutors in an osteopathic practical skills class

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27 May 2015

Perceived teaching quality between near-peer and academic tutors in an osteopathic practical skills class

Near-peer teaching (NPT) has been reported in a number of teaching programs across different health professions. The utilisation of near-peer teaching in a teaching program has been demonstrated as beneficial for the student, the near-peer tutor and the teaching institution. The literature reports that students evaluate near-peer teaching as comparable to faculty teaching. The use of near-peers with academic tutors in the same classroom and utilising near-peer teaching for an extended period is unreported in osteopathy and limited in the broader literature. This study aimed to investigate the quality ratings of the academic tutors and near-peer tutors teaching in the same classroom, over a semester …  ABSTRACT

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