Upcoming Event: A Conversation on Teaching Large Classes
Join us for this upcoming Conversation on Teaching!
|A Conversation on Teaching Large Classes
Teaching large classes can pose particular challenges. How do you personalize interaction in a class with more than 100—or even more than 200—students? How do you promote student engagement when it’s so easy for a student to hide in the crowd? How do you provide helpful feedback without burying yourself with grading?
This Conversation on Teaching will provide a forum for Vanderbilt instructors to share some of the strategies they have developed or adapted from the literature to deal with the challenges of large classes. Panelists Carl Johnson, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences and Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, and Andrew Van Schaack, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Development, will kick-start the conversation by describing some of their successful strategies and ongoing challenges.
Facilitator: Cynthia Brame, CFT Assistant Director
Conversations on Teaching focus on emergent teaching and learning issues in an informal, discussion-based format. These sessions provide members of the Vanderbilt teaching community a chance to share their teaching experiences and learn from each other. Conversations on Teaching typically begin with opening remarks from panelists and then open up to larger group discussions.
Spring 2013 Conversations on Teaching include: