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peer learning, with a group of stick men with light bulbs above their heads"Students both learn and teach each other" (Warren, S.J., Wakefield, J.S. and Mills, L.A., 2013)

Peer learning empowers individuals and celebrates their own unique experiences, opinions and personalities encouraging them to share, inform, teach and learn from other members of the group. In this way students learn from multiple sources unlike mentorship.

It develops a stronger culture in students of self-reliance, discovery, confidence and resilience reducing the gap between graduating student and qualified physiotherapist in the workplace.

The clinical lead in simulation is merely there to facilitate the groups learning as together they develop skills in communication, qualitative discussion, exchange of opinions, exploration of thoughts, innovation and team working.

Being in a psychologically safe environment students learn to give and receive feedback. They support, develop and even discipline each other, often more effectively as they take ownership of their own learning and are invested in the outcome of becoming an autonomous clinician.

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