Peer Educator Learning Outcomes by vgk18415


									                                                       Peer Educator Learning Outcomes
Student Outcomes                     Dimensions of Outcomes                                    Sample Developmental Experiences            Bodies of Knowledge for Peer Education
                                                                                               for Learning for Peer Educators             Group Advisors
1. Cognitive Complexity              Critical thinking, reflective thinking, effective         Readings and discussion on peer             Cognitive development; identity development;
                                     reasoning, intellectual flexibility, emotion/cognition    educator ethics; case study discussion      CPE Training Program
                                     integration, identity/cognition integration               on peer educator traps;
                                                                                               bystander/intervention training
2. Knowledge acquisition;            Understanding knowledge in a range of disciplines         Training on effective health promotion      Learning theory; career development; CPE
integration; and application         (acquisition); connecting knowledge to other              strategies; research on health and          Training Program; BACCHUS General
                                     knowledge, ideas, and experiences (integration);          safety topics; health education courses;    Assembly; Area spring conferences; faculty with
                                     relate knowledge to daily life (application); pursuit     web-based health information search         expertise in health and safety topics
                                     of lifelong learning; career decidedness;                 skills; designing health promotion
                                     technological competence                                  materials and presentations
3. Humanitarianism                   Understanding and appreciation of human                   Recruitment of diverse students; co-        Identity development; multicultural competence;
                                     differences; cultural competency; social                  sponsorship of programs with diverse        moral development; CPE Training; campus
                                     responsibility                                            student groups; cultural competency         cultural competency training
4. Civic Engagement                  Sense of civic responsibility; commitment to public       Involvement in campus/ community            Leadership theory; group dynamics,
                                     life through communities of practice; engage in           coalitions; implementing policy change;     organizational development and change theory;
                                     principled dissent; effective in leadership               promoting the true social norms;            Conflict resolution; CPE Training
                                                                                               leadership positions within the peer
                                                                                               education group
5. Interpersonal and Intrapersonal   Realistic self appraisal and self understanding;          Team building exercises; ropes              Psychosocial theory; identity development;
Competence                           personal attributes such as identity, self esteem,        challenge courses; peer educator            group communication and collaboration models;
                                     confidence, ethics and integrity; personal goal           performance evaluations; personal goal      CPE Training
                                     setting; meaningful relationships; interdependence;       setting; involvement in peer educator
                                     collaboration; ability to work with people different      planning committees; participation on
                                     from self                                                 campus/ community task force
6. Practical Competence              Effective communication; capacity to manage one’s         Listening skills role plays; presenting     Public speaking skills; CPE Training; career
                                     affairs; economic self-sufficiency and vocational         health and safety information to peers;     development theory; self-efficacy
                                     competence; maintain health & wellness; prioritize        developing personal wellness plans;
                                     leisure pursuits; living a purposeful & satisfying life   evaluating presentations and programs
7. Persistence and Academic          Manage college experience to achieve academic &           Balancing peer educator duties with         Time management skills; stress management
Achievement                          personal success; academic goal success                   academics and social life; writing          skills; CPE Training; person environment fit;
                                     including degree attainment                               reflection on how the peer education        socialization;
                                                                                               experience compliments the academic
                                                                                               experience and provides skills for future

                                                                                    This grid of learning outcomes for peer educators was developed utilizing
                                                                                    the model developed under the publication Learning Reconsidered 2
                                                                                    ( This grid can be found at

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