Academy for Education and Professional Development

Pedagogic and Staff Development Programme

Category: Student Engagement

Large Group Teaching, 1 minute CPD

In these videos, Dianne Burns presents ideas for improving your large group teaching. Her tips cover organising your lectures, making your lectures unmissable, and bringing your large group teaching sessions to life. A list of references is also provided if you wish to find out more.

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Large Group Teaching, Masterclass

In all teaching scenarios it is important to think about not only what you want the learners to achieve during the session, but also what the learning environment will be like and whether there are particular challenges which need to be addressed to ensure learning opportunities are optimised. Large group teaching can provide unique challenges to create student engagement and ownership of learning.

This highly interactive masterclass provided a forum to discuss the challenges and explore ways which have been used effectively to support and develop learning in large group scenarios. The resources used during the session are included below.

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Large Group Teaching

January’s programme focuses on the difficulties and opportunities posed by teaching large groups of students.

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Assessment and Feedback 2, Masterclass

October’s Masterclass looked at maximising deep learning in students. The slides from the session can be found below.

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Student Experience, Masterclass

This masterclass covered a number of psychological constructs and theories that can be applied to staff-student interactions and teaching and learning in general. The over-arching aim of the session was to inspire us to always work with our students as individuals who bring their own unique set of characteristics, skills and experiences to the learning environment.  

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Student Experience, Learning@Lunch

The off-campus students’ project was developed 3 years ago after it was identified that retention and achievement levels at university were being affected by whether students chose to live at home rather than move into student housing. This group also intersects strongly with mature students, student parents and student carers who are given their own focus within the project.

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