Title: Effects of peer learning on learning performance, motivation, and attitude

Authors: Chia-Yu Liu; Hung-Ling Chen

Addresses: Department of Educational Psychology and Counselling, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan ' Department of International Business, Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract: Financial management skills are a critical and basic requirement for success across a number of professions. Thus, higher education should provide more engaging and inspiring activities to foster students' financial management skills. This study aims to propose a peer-learning teaching approach in a financial management course to assist students in discussing and learning in small groups as well as in engaging in games and tournaments to achieve their learning goals. The results show that the peer-learning group outperforms the lecture-based group in both final exam scores and semester grades. These findings also reveal that the peer-learning group reports a marginally significant higher score for learning motivation and a more positive attitude toward peer learning than the lecture-based group. Participants' qualitative feedback highlights that peer learning is the most helpful feature in enhancing students' overall learning.

Keywords: attitude toward peer learning; financial management skill; motivation; peer learning; learning performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEED.2020.110599

International Journal of Education Economics and Development, 2020 Vol.11 No.4, pp.420 - 443

Received: 22 Aug 2019
Accepted: 10 Feb 2020

Published online: 17 Jul 2020 *

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