Designing for Peer Learning - SXSWedu 2013 by SXSWedu published on 2013/03/08 22:15:18 +0000 Social learning means learning from your community. We know peer learning empowers students to share with each other, and this boosts self-confidence. We know tying learning to student goals makes learning more meaningful. We know fostering a community of learners creates a safe support system for growth. Even if we understand these values, we may not know how to logistically integrate them into our classrooms. Through a case study of how HourSchool activates peer-learning communities, I will identify the key elements of successful peer learning and how we used service design tools to infuse those elements into our classes through logistical decisions. HourSchool's goal is to provide a platform for people to grow (through learning) and to give back (through teaching), allowing them to fulfill their full potentials. I want to present our learnings, how they apply to the K-12 world, and then lead a discussion about how peer learning can be fostered in existing classrooms.