Lectures and large-group teaching

Structuring effective learning experiences for large groups offers both logistical and pedagogical challenges. There are a variety of technology-based strategies that may be employed to increase interactivity, offer real time feedback, and reinforce learning.

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Further reading

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Planning

When considering introducing a new activity in a large group session it may help you to reflect on:

  • How will the planned activity enhance student engagement and comprehension?
  • What is the right combination of formal presentation and other activities to maximize student engagement?
  • What logistical issues might need to be overcome for large numbers of students to participate in the activity?