Peer tutoring: Old method, new developments

Translated title of the contribution: Tutoría entre iguales: método antiguo, nuevos avances

Keith Topping (Lead / Corresponding author)

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This paper describes the method of peer tutoring, which has exciting new developments even though it has been around for a long time. A definition is followed by discussion of different types of peer tutoring. Key organizational variables in implementing tutoring are given, followed by a brief review of the effects for both tutees and tutors. A theory of peer learning is offered, followed by a description of recent new developments and the accompanying research. Finally, information technology applications are discussed. The paper concludes with an exploration of issues of sustaining gains through embedding peer tutoring.

Translated title of the contributionTutoría entre iguales: método antiguo, nuevos avances
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1-29
Number of pages29
JournalInfancia y Aprendizaje
Issue number1
Early online date24 Feb 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Effects
  • Embedding
  • Information technology
  • Organization
  • Peer tutoring
  • Theory
  • Types


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