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An Exploration of Cross-Disciplinary Peer Education in Natural Resources
This article presents a technique, Cross-Disciplinary Peer Education (CDPE), which allows forestry students to teach student peers from other disciplines about basic forestry principles. CDPE is an innovative way to give natural resource and agriculture students (peer educators) the opportunity to educate students from other disciplines (peer learners). The authors found that by using this technique, peer learners gained exposure to different disciplines and perspectives of the world, and peer educators improved their communication skills. The primary challenge of CDPE is the additional time required by faculty instructors to prepare for the CDPE experience.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Journal article
  • Agricultural science
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Forestry
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2004, American Society of Agronomy.
DLESE Catalog ID: EVAL-TLKT-000-000-000-193
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dennis W. Duncan
Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication
University of Georgia

Publisher: The Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education