Students as facilitators: an evaluation of student-led group work

Campbell, Elaine (2015) Students as facilitators: an evaluation of student-led group work. Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 9 (1). pp. 52-58. ISSN 1755-1382

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Abstract

This paper describes a two year study evaluating student-led group work in the context of a clinical legal education module. The aim of the study was to shift the balance of control from tutor to student, by allowing students to take on the facilitator role in weekly meetings. The findings suggest that (a) students can successfully design and deliver a small group session if they are given the opportunity to do so (b) student facilitation encourages students to see the tutor as part of the group which has a positive effect on student interaction and engagement in the group, and (c) students who have been less likely to contribute become more vocal in student-led (and later tutor-led) sessions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Group work; student-led; pedagogy; clinical legal education; reflection
Subjects: M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > School of Law
Depositing User: Elaine Campbell
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 14:16
Last Modified: 17 May 2017 15:50
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/22441

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