Mutual Learning

Road to Quality Improvement Project provided schools with activities aimed at sharing experiences, learning and assessment. The central theme of these activities was the school self-assessment.

Types of activities that promote mutual learning and sharing experience of schools:

·         Workshops

·         Mutual visits of schools

·         Peer Review

·         Publications – Mutual Learning


Learning among peers is based on the fact that people in the same position can learn in the so called nearest development zone. This means that they can cope with problems that they are not able to manage themselves at the moment, but with which someone can help who is just one step further.

Such learning is very effective because it is not necessary to overcome the barriers of inequality, people who enter into such partnerships understand each other very well, have similar experiences, solve similar problems, share the same vocabulary, they are not afraid to ask and do not pretend to know something they, in fact, have no idea about. With practical experience and equality, they can trust each other and thus learn more easily. In addition, not only one of the two partners learns as another important feature is the imitation and illustration. People learn skills by their own activities, but this is supported by an imitation of what others do.

Featured activities include opportunities for people involved in these processes to pick up from each other many things and then simply engage in their own practice.

Hana Košťálová

Experience from mutual learning supporting activities are summarized in the publication Mutual learning of schools in the area of ​​self-evaluation.