Peer-to-Peer Training Facilitator's Guide: Development and Evaluation
Final rept. Aug 2007-Mar 2008
NORTHROP GRUMMAN TECHNICAL SERVICES RESTON VA
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The peer-to-peer P2P training approach involves small groups of people from similar social groupings, who are not professional teachers, helping each other to learn. The P2P approach has great potential for rapidly identifying emerging lessons learned and integrating them into wide-reaching Army training. The present research identified the instructional principles and best practices for P2P from academia, industry, and the military supporting effective P2P training and incorporated them into a Soldier-friendly facilitators guide. A formative evaluation was conducted with Soldiers using the guide to prepare and conduct group discussions for a face-to-face group setting and a distributed group setting where Soldiers were linked via video teleconference. One group of Soldiers served as facilitators and used the facilitators guide to prepare and lead discussions with other Soldiers who served as learners. Feedback on the guide was mostly positive with Soldiers indicating that the guide provided an appropriate amount of information and a usable format and tools for structuring and fostering group discussions. Ongoing efforts to transition P2P methods into Army training are discussed.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations