What is it about?

By teaching we learn. So, we examined students who had teaching experience (quasi-teachers) to see if they differ from their counterparts who had no teaching experience. It was found that teaching does help quasi-teachers (and students) to improve their assessment literacy and learn the materials deeply. Explanation of the materials is very helpful as to help students become learning-oriented.

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Why is it important?

In the current educational environment, students are likely to become grade-oriented and take a surface-approach toward learning. That is, they are encouraged to study for improving their grades. Learning by teaching activity (peer tutoring) can be a solution to this issue.


I have personally experienced that teaching the materials one wants to learn is a great way to learn deeply. I have had the chance of putting on the eyeglasses of both a student and a teacher at the same time. Try it in your classroom or teach whatever you want to learn to somebody and see the magic results.

Mehdi Davari Torshizi
Hakim Sabzevari University

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This page is a summary of: I explain, therefore I learn: Improving students’ assessment literacy and deep learning by teaching, Studies In Educational Evaluation, June 2019, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.stueduc.2019.03.002.
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