sTIMULATING ACTIVE LEARNING IN LARGE CLASSES

Lennox Graham, D.M.

March 9, 2015

Video Segments

1.Why do we need to engage large classes in active learning?

2.How can dividing a large class into teams facilitate learning?

3.How can you capture the attention of a large class?

4.How can polling stimulate learning in large classes?

5.How can large classes learn from playing games?

Abstract

Teaching a large class can be daunting. Gazing out at a sea of faces, you may wonder how you can possibly reach each student. After all, you can't maintain eye contact or physical proximity with all of your students. Moreover, if the class fills a lecture hall, you can't see whether students are emailing, texting, or sleeping in class. Even if the students are paying attention, it may seem impossible to find enough time for every student to participate. However, in this video, Allied Health professor Lennox Graham assures us that it is possible to engage students in classes of 60 or more students.  Citing examples from his own classes, he explains how to engage large classes through the use of teams, student presentations, student co-facilitators, attention-getters, interactive polling, and TV-style games.

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