This article discusses a collaborative model of student
supervision, describing how the model works and the ideas underpinning
it. International research findings which identify the strengths and
weaknesses of requiring students to collaborate and support each
other's learning are presented, along with the second author's
reflections on her experience of using the model. Key messages suggest
that all parties learn through implementing the model, and that students
welcome opportunities for active learning and hands on experience.
Critical elements in successful implementation, as with all placements,
are adequate preparation and good communication between the university
Collaborative model of supervision, peer learning, fieldwork
education, student supervision.