Effects of Peer-Facilitator-Training (Student Instructors) - Results and Challenges of Field Studies
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The effects of training of peer facilitators (student instructors) for supplemental instruction courses have so far hardly been focused in research. This paper will present some results of a dissertation at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, on this topic: effects of training on peer facilitators themselves, like knowledge on teaching or the self-efficacy, as well as effects on students who participated in peer-led supplemental instruction courses, like results in exams. Furthermore, challenges in the field of higher education research will be discussed and ideas how to face them will be proposed.