ME AND MY IDEAS
What is peer group education?
Me and My ideas is about exploring
the terminology around peer group education and
why to use it as an educational approach in the light
of the campaign ' All different - All equal.'
• Flipchart paper
• Coloured markers (thick)
• Sheets with questions
2 - 2.5 hours
15 - 20 people
Split people in small groups of
four or five. Give the groups a sheet with the questions
listed below and ask each group to discuss what they
think about it. Explain that each group has to write
down the main points of the discussion. At the end
the groups will display their points on a flipchart
paper for others to see and will give a short explanation.
Give a time limit for the group-work
to discuss and prepare the flipchart paper. An hour
or an hour and a half at least.
• What does the word 'peer'
mean to you? What do you think peer education is?
• Make together a list of
things which help people learning and a list of things
that can make learning difficult?
• Say something about people
who you have learnt things from. What sort of things?
Who influenced you the most and who have influenced
• Tell something about influences
upon young people.
• What do you think of the
ideas of young people learning from young people?
(peer group education) What are the different benefits
and difficulties of this educational approach?
This activity is an introduction
to get people to think more about peer group education
and whether it is something they would like to get
involved in. At the end in the large group take enough
time for the explanations of each group and allow
time for general reflections and comments.