Educación y Educadores
Print version ISSN 0123-1294
CARDOZO-ORTIZ, Claudia Esperanza. Peer tutoring as an educational strategy in college. educ.educ. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.2, pp. 309-325. ISSN 0123-1294.
This article describes a peer tutoring experience developed at a university in Bucaramanga, Colombia to create the conditions and scenarios required in higher education to self-regulate academic learning and incorporate new strategies into the student-teacher relationship. The ethnographic methodological process made it possible to understand and interpret existing circumstances based on the categories and sub-categories that emerged from the analysis. The findings were organized into four pivotal areas; namely, a union of values and academia, where integrating ties are shared, constructed and created; tutors who serve as learners and mediators; educational actors who facilitate the mentoring process; and the need for a greater commitment on the part of the university community.
Keywords : Academic performance; university education; teaching strategies; mentoring; peer relationships; Universidad Industrial de Santander; Colombia.