Lifelong Learn. 2021, 11, 11-37

https://doi.org/10.11118/lifele20211101011

Importance of Peer Learning Among Part-Time Students in Preventing Drop Out

Karla Brücknerová

Masarykova univerzita, Filozofická fakulta, Ústav pedagogických věd, A. Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno, Česká republika

Received May 15, 2020
Accepted March 15, 2021

The paper aims to answer how peer learning among Czech students studying in combined educational programmes at public tertiary education prevents dropout. The analysis covers 28 narrative biographies, 94 written narratives, and six focus groups. Results show that involved part-time students perceive their peer learning as a crucial element of their studies. Peer learning helps the students adapt to higher education and orientate in it, enables them to work meaningfully with study content, and enhances their motivation to complete their studies.

Funding

Článek je jedním z výstupů výzkumného projektu „Netradiční studenti studující pedagogické obory v terciárním vzdělávání v ČR“, jenž je podpořen Grantovou agenturou ČR (č. 18-15451S). Autorka děkuje za poskytnutou podporu.

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