Instructors’ views on the developmental needs of peer tutoring in the non-formal learning environment

  • Jenni Räsänen Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Juha Oikkonen
  • Maija Aksela
Keywords: design-based research, peer tutoring, cross-age tutoring, non-formal learning environment, science education in mathematics

Abstract

There is a need to organize non-formal learning activities in mathematics for children and youth. In Finland, we are developing a new non-formal learning environment called Pulmaario where we use peer tutors as instructors. This study is the empirical problem analysis of the design-based research. The aim was to find out what kind of support the instructors of the Pulmaario learning environment felt they need. The research material (N=51) was collected with questionnaires. The analysis of the questionnaires was based on the method of inductive content analysis. The results shows the needs for developing the non-formal learning environment further.

Published
2018-12-06
How to Cite
Räsänen, J., Oikkonen, J., & Aksela, M. (2018). Instructors’ views on the developmental needs of peer tutoring in the non-formal learning environment. LUMAT-B: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 3(2), 1–14. Retrieved from https://www.lumat.fi/index.php/lumat-b/article/view/359
Section
LUMAT Symposium 2018