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Fall 2021


Silence by participants in peer-led learning sessions is often viewed as lack of engagement and interpreted as lack of participation or interest. This paper addresses facets of silence, suggesting linguistic, cultural, and other reasons for quietude, and provides methods of facilitation that incorporate silence to give voice to noiseless participation as a bridge to learning.


Dreyfuss, A.E. (2021). Active Learning with Silent Participation. Advances in Peer-Led Learning, 1, 110-121. Online at This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License



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