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Large group teaching

About this topic

As pedagogy increasingly highlights the importance for student centred approaches to learning, large group teaching is often considered one of the biggest challenges of Higher Education.

This topic offers examples of best practice within large group teaching, both in terms of case studies of embedded practice and also as standalone pedagogic theory, placing learning in a social context.

It also showcases creative ideas that allow students to take a more active role in lectures, including examples that aim to demonstrate how large student groups can be utilised as a resource instead of being considered a challenge.


Case Studies

Breaking the Silence - Facilitating interactive, synchronous sessions

Caroline Almond

Published 21 Jul 2021 • 7 mins read

This Pecha Kucha presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference shares effective strategies Caroline has used to engage active class discussion in synchronous online sessions.


Topics

Ways of learning | Designing for distance learners | Delivering blended programmes | Small group teaching | Large group teaching |

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Transformation to “Experiential Learning”, a case study

Dr Vicki Stevenson

Published 01 Jan 1970 • 7 minutes read

Dr Vicki Stevenson, of Cardiff University's Welsh School of Architecture presents at the 2019 Learning & Teaching Conference, hosted by the CESI, a case study on: Transformation to “Experiential Learning”


Topics

Ways of learning | Flipping the classroom | Facilitating group work | Small group teaching | Large group teaching | Delivering lectures |

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Modern learning environments and large group teaching in Physiotherapy

Jill Morgan

Published 13 Mar 2019 • 6 minutes read

Video case study from Jill Morgan from the School of Healthcare Sciences describing how she's been able to transform how she delivers large group teaching within the new flexible lecture theatre in the School


Topics

Facilitating group work | Small group teaching | Large group teaching | Delivering lectures |

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Cardiff Resources

Lesson Planning Guidance

Dr Iain Mossman

Published 20 Apr 2017 • 10 mins read

A downloadable visual guide on how to design and plan a lesson.


Topics

Ways of learning | Small group teaching | Large group teaching |

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An on-line support resource for PGRs new to the teaching role

Dr Kate Exley

Published 20 Apr 2017 • 20 mins read

This resource aims to help postgraduate research students gain confidence, knowledge and skills in their new teaching role.


Topics

Small group teaching | Large group teaching | Providing feedback |

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Online Content Curation Tools Technology Reviews

Dr Duncan Cole and Dr Richard Jones

Published 14 Jan 2019 • 30 mins read

This resource reviews a range of the most well-known platforms and piloted and assessed them as support tools for use in higher education.


Topics

Facilitating group work | Small group teaching | Large group teaching |

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Best Practice in Online Content Curation in Higher Education

Dr Duncan Cole & Dr Richard Jones

Published 18 Jan 2019 • 30 mins read

This best practice document aims to provide advice on how to get the most from using a curation platform, and indeed identifying whether a curation platform is right for the job you have in mind. We present this as a series of key consideration with


Topics

Facilitating group work | Small group teaching | Large group teaching |

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