Strategies for Teaching Large Classes

Date Released: 14 September 2017

Note new session time is 11:30-12:30

While the research is clear that small class sizes in college produce greater gains in important cognitive areas and in student satisfaction, this by no means implies that large classes will be intellectual wastelands. In the right hands of people who know how to teach them and are able to counter some of their negative factors (such as the sense of anonymity, sense of alienation and student disengagement), students in large classes can benefit and also feel satisfied with their experience, a fact of no small importance when it comes to retaining students through graduation.

All of us can benefit from knowing what these successful teachers of large classes do and how do they do it. During this UCITE session, Corbin Covault (Physics) will share his tips on what works in large classes and what to avoid doing.
Join us on Thursday, September 14 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of the Allen building (at the corner of Adelbert and Euclid). Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided at this session.
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