Pennsylvania Association for Developmental Education
Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides an efficient and convenient opportunity for students to meet both academic and social agendas. Student groups convene on a voluntary basis at times convenient to the majority. These groups typically demonstrate heterogeneity with respect to academic and demographic characteristics. The informal study groups begin meeting during the first week of class and continue throughout the semester. A student leader, having previously studied that subject, earned high marks, and received the approval of the course professor, assists those who have enrolled in the targeted class. Before meeting the class, the SI leader participates in a structured training and supervision program designed to introduce the leader to the SI program and the use of collaborative learning techniques.
Arendale, D. R., & McLaren, A. (1999). Supplemental Instruction: Variations on the basic model. In S. Lipsky (Ed.), Selected Proceedings of the 16th (1997) & 17th (1998) Annual Conferences of the Pennsylvania Association for Developmental Educators (pp. 40-44). Pittsburgh, PA: Community College of Allegheny County. Available online: ERIC database. (ED428632).
Arendale, David R.; McLaren, Ann.
Supplemental Instruction: Variations on the basic model.
Pennsylvania Association for Developmental Education.
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