The peer to peer learning environment is a pillar of the Montessori Method. It enables younger students to learn from their classmates in a productive way. It also empowers the older children to become mentors and teachers. After all, comprehension is evident after a student can articulate a concept and assess strengths or gaps in another’s understanding.
Montessori encourages learning from peers in part by using three-year age groupings. This ensures that as children move through the classroom they will be exposed to older and younger peers, facilitating both imitative learning and peer tutoring.
Watch the video demonstrating peer to peer learning at Apple Montessori in action.