BEATING THE NUMBERS GAME. 1997 ASEE Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, June 1997.
Richard M. Felder Department of Chemical Engineering North Carolina State University Phil Wankat wrote somewhere--and I agree--that anything you can do in a large class you can do better in a small one. Cooper Robinson NDTL81Ch1Argument. Teaching Large Classes:Unpacking the Problem andResponding Cr. Large Class Teaching Challenges and Possible Responses. Below are some strategies which have been proposed for addressing common challenges in large class English teaching.
This list of challenges and possible responses came from a review of writings on large class teaching initially undertaken by Rajapriyah Anmpalagan and refined through discussion with Richard Smith, Mais Ajjan and Harry Kuchah Kuchah in 2012. Here is a list of teachers' own responses to these challenges, from questionnaire research based on this literature review which was carried out by Rajapriyah Anmpalagan and Richard Smith later in 2012. Peer feedback to reduce the burden of marking homework “I have too much homework to mark. Teaching Large Groups (Lectures) Lectures are a significant part of a university student’s learning experience and are an efficient means of delivery.
However, is sitting in lectures a particular effective way for students to learn? There is not easy answer to this question and has been hotly debated across all continents for a substantial period of time. We could reframe the question to: How do you organise your lectures to promote student learning? 137815. Faculty Innovation Center.
As the number of students in a class increases, so do the challenges in creating an effective learning environment.
The seminal Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education (Chickering & Gamson, 1987) have become a template for high-quality college teaching, and a roadmap for creating interactive and engaging classroom experiences for large classes: Encourage Contact between Students and Faculty Frequent student-faculty contact in and out of classes is the most important factor in student motivation and involvement. You set the tone for the social experience of your course from the very first day. Be grateful and enthusiastic when you answer questions. Teaching Strategies: Large Classes and Lectures. Eliciting participation, questions, and even attention from a sea of faces in a large lecture hall can be a difficult task.
Instructors often seek ways to make large classes feel smaller. The links in this section provide information about classroom management techniques, suggestions for effective lecturing, and a list of additional resources and articles about large classes. Large Classes Suggestions for Large Lecture Classes (UC Berkeley, 1983) List of six suggestion to help make lecturing to a large enrollment course effective and managable for students and insturctors. Teaching Strategies: Large Classes and Lectures. Higher Education Academy. Describes the range of methods used to teach large groups, usually over thirty or forty students.
This threshold number is dependent upon discipline and organisation, however, with economies of scale being an influencing factor in curriculum design, academics are continuing to see their group sizes increase. Large group teaching methods might include the traditional lecture format, a combination of large group interaction with facilitated small group work, blended or online teaching using collaborative technology. Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size. In a recent conversation with a public high school teacher, she explained that this year, her social studies classes increased in size to nearly 40 students.
Resignedly, she added, "Well, there goes group work. " Do you have more students this year? Teaching Large Classes. Handling Student Grades Grading in Large Courses: Common Problems Large courses come with grading problems familiar to instructors across a range of disciplines.
Teaching Large Classes. Teaching large groups. A Survival Handbook for Teaching Large Classes. There is no one way to teach a large class.