Describes the range of methods used to teach large groups, usually over thirty or forty students.
This threshold number is dependent upon discipline and organisation, however, with economies of scale being an influencing factor in curriculum design, academics are continuing to see their group sizes increase. Large group teaching methods might include the traditional lecture format, a combination of large group interaction with facilitated small group work, blended or online teaching using collaborative technology.
Dr Ian Turner, National Teaching Fellow (2014), offers handy tips and tricks you can use when keeping large groups engaged in learning. Written as a Top Trump card deck, you will find ideas how to ensure that students remain fully engaged when studying in large lecture halls and provide guidance on how lecturers' can utilise these ideas during lectures.