ERIC Number: ED469658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Engaging Large Classes: Strategies and Techniques for College Faculty.
Stanley, Christine A., Ed.; Porter, M. Erin, Ed.
This book offers college and university faculty members and administrators practical, well-established methodologies for teaching large classes. In addition to providing an overview of the research, the contributing authors, drawn from a wide range of disciplines and institutions, also provide advice about the mechanics of large-class pedagogy. The 12 chapters included in Part 1 identify and discuss major issues in the teaching of large classes (e.g., course design, planning and assessment, promoting civility, collaborative learning, classroom technology). Part 2 consists of 17 essays--written by teachers of large classes--that describe strategies and techniques for successfully promoting learning in large classes. Chapters include: (1) "Course Design for Large Classes: A Learning-Centered Approach" by Judith Grunert O'Brien; (2) "That's Not a Large Class; It's a Small Town: How Do I Manage?" by Lynda G. Cleveland; (3) "Planning and Assessing Large Classes" by Michael Theall and Raoul A. Arreola; (4) "Promoting Civility in Large Classes" by Mary Deane Sorcinelli; (5) "Engaging Students Actively in Large Lecture Settings" by Peter J. Frederick; and (6) "Team Learning in Large Classes" by Larry K. Michaelsen. (RC)
Descriptors: Class Size, Classroom Techniques, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Ratio, Teaching Methods
Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 176 Ballville Road, P.O. Box 249, Bolton, MA 01740-0249 ($39.95). Web site: http://www.ankerpub.com/books/stan_port.html.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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