According to Buting (2020), students’ knowledge and skills improve during peer learning. More importantly, shifts in their mindsets and worldviews are also important results of peer learning (Bunting 2020).
At Metropolia, the master students of social services studies facilitated peer and cooperative learning for other students. The session was called ‘Wellbeing Day’. Students arranged it at the end of April at Hymy Wellbeing Village, on Myllypuro campus. The ’Wellbeing Day’ was part of the master students of social services studies, but at the same time, it was a ‘welcoming session’ for exchange students. The exchange students had started their exchange period at Metropolia just a couple weeks before the ‘Wellbeing Day’. The master students implemented the session as part of Professional communication and societal influencing studies.
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