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Peer Support Community: Research and theory

Research and theory

There has been a lot of research into peer learning and peer mentoring over the decades. There have been demonstrable benefits of promoting peer learning ranging from academic and educational gains, skills development and personal and social benefits. This section provides just a small literature overview of the reported benefits, to demonstrate that if implemented correctly, both academics and students can benefit enormously from introducing peer learning in curricular and co-curricular activities.