Teaching Large Classes

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Student Preparation

How you ask students to prepare for class and the degree to which you hold them accountable for this preparation will largely determine engagement in class.

Being learner-centered moves the balance of power from teacher to student. The role of the teacher shifts from that of content expert to facilitator. How has this kind of thinking influenced how you design your course?

Susan Verscheure
Human Physiology
(5:15)

Synopsis: Susan designs her course so that students are expected to come to class prepared to share what they have learned. She explains her unique approach to assessment.

Keywords: Accountability, Featured, Human Physiology, Learning Styles

How do you ask your students to prepare for class and how are they held accountable for this preparation?

Synopsis: Susan explains her unique assignment called “The External Brain.” Students are expected to complete a portion of this assignment and may do so in a way that reinforces their learning style.

Keywords: Accountability, Featured, Human Physiology, Learning Styles

Another motivation for doing a good job on the external brain project is the way you have designed your exams...

Susan Verscheure
Human Physiology
(3:18)

Synopsis: Susan’s External Brain assignment acts as a professional resource for students going into the health professions. It also can be used for learning assessment, motivating students to produce high quality work.

Keywords: Accountability, Human Physiology

What happens on the first day of class? How do you establish your learning objectives for your students?

Synopsis: On the first day of class Susan explains course goals and learning objectives in terms of content and skill development. She also helps her students understand their learning styles.

Keywords: Featured, First Day of Class, Goals & Objectives, Human Physiology, Learning Styles

How do you ask your students to prepare for class and how are they held accountable for this preparation?

Dave Dusseau
Business
(6:35)

Synopsis: Dave describes class “To Do” lists and the flow of a typical class session. 80-90% of what students need to learn is embedded in activities and exercises completed outside of class.

Keywords: Accountability, Business, Goals & Objectives

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