Peer learning consists of several activities including visiting the peers, self evaluation, peer evaluations (reporting on visits for instance). In P2P, visits were conducted between pairs of schools peer reviewing each other. P2V introduced a third dimension to the process as schools were peer reviewing in triads.
This section offers an overview of the different peer learning visit which were conducted in P2V among triads (and pairs) of schools. They are inspirational not only to learn more about the schools portrayed and assessed but also as a support to the methodology in conducting peer learning between schools. In this strand, the school practice model developed in P2P is adapted for valorisation of the three topics by trios (or triads) of schools, as recommended by P2P. The focus is on learners aged 14 to 16.
Peer learning between triad of schools as it was organized in the P2V project consisted of several peer learning activities before, during and after the visits. The visits were thus very structured and included filling in self and peer review questionnaires (either the eMaturity assessment framework developed by BECTA or the P2V Inspection strand’s framework).
As a result of P2P, the Practice Strand also produced a variety of interesting documents. Professor Robert McCormick studied the roots of the peer reviewing concept and what are its implications to P2P. A model for examining a school is offered by Liisa Ilomäki and Minna Lakkala from the University of Helsinki. In addition, other similar articles are available to introduce the reader to what has been achieved in P2P and offer a better understanding on what bases the continuation project P2V will be built on.