SI is a non-remedial approach to providing support to students for traditionally difficult courses and content. SI sessions are open to all students taking the course, are regularly scheduled, and are facilitated by trained student peers called SI Leaders.
SI Leaders do not re-lecture material but instead use a combination of facilitation strategies and collaborative learning techniques that are grounded in theoretical perspective.
- Redirecting Questions
- Checking for Understanding
Collaborative Learning Techniques
SI teaches valuable learning strategies as SI Leaders integrate ‘how to learn with what to learn’.
- Taking better notes
- Creating flow charts, tables, and concept maps
- “Teaching” others