Implementation of Interactive Peer Learning Environment Enhances Learners‟ Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy
This study investigates how learners can be motivated to pass on their knowledge to others using interactive peer learning. Such learning environments provide learners with activities enhancing their self-esteem and self-efficacy by collaboration among other students. The experiment had two conditions: a blackboard system (BBS) and a computer-mediated environment (CME). CME is an interaction model where the system has the power to select which student will answer the questions. BBS is an interaction model whose system does not select the student who will answer questions. The result of experiment found that self-efficacy was higher in a computer-mediated environment (CME) than in Blackboard system (BBS). An excellent illustration of interactive peer learning environment is a student who is teaching others students as their peer by question-answer activities. The students’ motivation rises while they are teaching each other and triggers teaching in others by interactions during collaborative learning.
Keywords: self-esteem, self-efficacy, collaboration, interactive peer learning environment, motivation.
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