Peer learning: a strategy for practical explainer training

part of Trained to interact: echoes from the Workshop Sul-Americano de Mediação em Museus e Centros de Ciência

Peer training provides Explainers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to facilitate high quality interactions with visitors. These are skills that carry into their academic, personal and professional lives. Explainers report better grades in school, improved communication skills and better understanding of diverse learning styles. By devoting this high level of time and attention to this valuable resource, we can truly see the significant influence the science center can have on this most valuable, and often underserved, museum audience.