Since 2003, the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre has offered Peer Facilitated Study Groups, in collaboration with faculty and students, with the purpose of enhancing the student learning experience at UTM. The first of their kind at the University of Toronto, the Peer Facilitated Study Groups are based on the Supplemental Instruction model developed by the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
The study groups give students in participating courses, the opportunity to study discipline-related material in an organized, regularly-scheduled format. The study groups practice skills such as:
- comparing and reviewing study notes;
- discussing and clarifying concepts with peers;
- developing and evaluating study strategies;
- preparing for tests and exams
Any student is free to join any study group in courses connected to the Peer Facilitated Study Group program, and they may attend as often as they want.
Information for UTM Students:
- FSG Schedule
- FSG Student FAQs
- FSG Student Experience Feedback
- FSG Leaders (Peer Facilitators)
Information for UTM Faculty and Instructors:
- What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?
- Supplemental Instruction in Canada - Guidelines for Best Practice
- Supplemental Instruction Resources
For more information on FSGs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.