1. What is Peer to Peer Story Telling?
  2. Supporting technologies
  3. Making it work
  4. Case studies
  5. Other useful links

What is Peer to Peer Story Telling?

WBL practitioners in SHU should engage in continued developmental opportunities, both formal and informal to develop their sense of story-telling.  For example, engage in staff peer-observation and team-delivery to build confidence.

Be bold when facilitating On-line peer to peer learning using sector and industry comparisons to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours.  Apprentices thrive in peer to peer discussions when they are offered a safe space to compare notes on success and failure alike and build up a picture of how competence is developed across the sector.

This should include regular discussion of lessons learned in practice and empowering success and impact stories from the apprentices.  Whiteboards in Zoom, Collaborate or MIro are worth exploring.
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Supporting Technologies

  • Zoom, Collaborate, other breakout tools
  • Blackboard wiki pages (or conversation boards) to promote ongoing peer to peer learning opportunities
  • Google Communities
  • Miro for interactive whiteboards

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Making it work

Design seminars to frame reflective break out spaces or blogging time (see Experiential Workshops). Some principles for enabling stories and narrative in the virtual, or physical classroom:

  • Authenticity – being honest about your own experiences and appropriately responsive to others
  • Trust – Offering out your own experiences and reflectivity, e.g. exploring a mistake
  • Confidence – establishing ground rules and expectations about peer to peer inquiry – be clear about confidentiality parameters
  • Demonstration – Offering your own plot, sharing humour, surprise, emotion and evaluating the impact for your own professional practice
  • Ownership – Giving incentive and space for learners to take the stage – what’s in it for them?
  • Supportive – Engage with each story using discourse to bring out the meaning and impact
  • Analytical – Offering established theoretical frameworks and structure through which to deconstruct events
  • Purposeful – Ensuring the stories are relevant to the ongoing module and enable developmental steps for KSBs – e.g. STARE
  • Agility – The ability to draw on the above principles to empower learners to abstract meaning within the available space and time

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Case studies

Other useful links

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