An awesome peer-to-peer course to me means deep engagement with the learning materials and with each other. Facilitators joining the discussion and doing the same work as the participants. Wrestling with new ideas and making critical comments, both positive and negative. Making a commitment to the course and to each other. Respecting and supporting each other’s efforts.
I love peer learning for so many reasons. It’s non-hierarchical, it’s much freer than classroom-based learning, and there are so many possibilities for transformational learning using a P2P structure. And there is such a mix of participants coming from so many backgrounds and worldviews. I learn best (maybe we all do?) in an environment with multiple viewpoints, and we sure are a mixed bunch! What a very organic, generative, fruitful way to learn :)