Abstract

This paper explored peer teaching experiences of older adult volunteer instructors at a Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI). Data was collected through in-depth interviews with the instructors, observations of classes, and documents of the LLI. Analysis revealed various aspects of peer teaching of adults: participants enjoy teaching, they describe their role as facilitator of learning, interaction in class results in reciprocity, and participants voluntarily continue to develop courses and teaching materials.

Keywords

Peer teaching, LLI, older adults

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How do older adult volunteer instructors describe their peer teaching experiences at a Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI)

This paper explored peer teaching experiences of older adult volunteer instructors at a Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI). Data was collected through in-depth interviews with the instructors, observations of classes, and documents of the LLI. Analysis revealed various aspects of peer teaching of adults: participants enjoy teaching, they describe their role as facilitator of learning, interaction in class results in reciprocity, and participants voluntarily continue to develop courses and teaching materials.