Large Class Teaching (Lectures and Seminars)

Pedagogy - In the Classroom Masterclass Series

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This masterclass will build on the pedagogy in the classroom series of workshops to review the challenges and joys of large class teaching. Teaching large classes requires coordinators to be organised on many fronts. Large student numbers in class can lead to student disengagement and low lecture attendance. It also involves balancing tutor management, marking and assessment decisions, and technology integration decisions to name but a few. 

This workshop will present some tips and advice from the facilitator and experienced large class teachers who have successfully engaged students in large classes to prompt interactions, attendance and positive learning outcomes. Participants will have an opportunity to work on a mock lecture and share their insights with the group.

This workshop will allow you to:

  • Understand the challenges of large class teaching, including the complexities outside of the lecture theatre
  • Learn how FBE academics have successfully managed challenges in the large class environment
  • Have the opportunity to develop a mock lecture and activity to receive feedback from experienced academics

Facilitator: Prof Angela Paladino with contribution from Professor Jeff Borland (Economics)