I found this via Howard Rheingold
A new term for me "peerogogy" - self organized peer learning. It attracted me because I'm doing organized peer learning and dabbling in self-organized peer learning.
I have been involved in an experiment of self-organized peer learning for the past 18 months with colleagues in social media and nonprofits - and this gives me some underlying research/frameworks/thinkers to connect to better understand it.
From the document:
According to Charles Jeffrey Danoff, writer, educator, and organizer at P2PU, peeragogy (which he refers to as “paragogy”), is a collection of “the best practices of effective peer learning.” (Paragogy: Synergizing individual and organizational learning) It is also a theory of peer-to-peer learning and teaching that addresses the challenge of peer-producing a useful and supportive context for self-directed learning.
Danoff is currently putting together a book on peeragogy, in which he outlines 5 principles that encompass what the growing movement has been trying to accomplish:
- Changing context as a decentered center.
- Meta-learning as a font of knowledge.
- Peers provide feedback that wouldn’t be there otherwise.
- Learning is distributed and nonlinear.
- Realize the dream if you can, then wake up!