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‘Large Classes’

Eric Mazur on the Flipped Classroom and Peer Instruction, April 4th

Mar. 14, 2013—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director If you’re interested in improving student learning in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields or in large classes of any discipline, you won’t want to miss Harvard physics professor Eric Mazur’s talk in Light Hall at noon on Thursday, April 4th. Mazur’s talk is titled “An Alternative Approach to...

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Ask Professor Pedagogy: Assessment Suggestions for Large Lecture Classes

Feb. 22, 2013—Ask Professor Pedagogy is a twice monthly advice column written by Center for Teaching staff. One aspect of our mission is to cultivate dialogue about teaching and learning, so we welcome questions and concerns that arise in the classroom; particularly those from Vanderbilt faculty, students, and staff. If you have a question that you’d like...

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From a Student’s View – Large Classes

Feb. 20, 2013—This is a guest post by Emily Garcia, Vanderbilt Class of 2014, College of Arts and Sciences. The post is part of our ongoing “From a Student’s View” blog series. We occasionally feature guest posts here on the blog as part of our efforts to cultivate dialogue about teaching and learning among Vanderbilt faculty, students,...

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Upcoming Event: A Conversation on Teaching Large Classes

Feb. 19, 2013—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?...

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Ask Professor Pedagogy: Tips for Engaging Lectures in Large Classes

Feb. 15, 2013—Ask Professor Pedagogy is a twice monthly advice column written by Center for Teaching staff. One aspect of our mission is to cultivate dialogue about teaching and learning, so we welcome questions and concerns that arise in the classroom; particularly those from Vanderbilt faculty, students, and staff. If you have a question that you’d like...

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Ask Professor Pedagogy: First time teaching a 200+ Student Survey Course

Feb. 1, 2013—Ask Professor Pedagogy is a twice monthly advice column written by Center for Teaching staff. One aspect of our mission is to cultivate dialogue about teaching and learning, so we welcome questions and concerns that arise in the classroom; particularly those from Vanderbilt faculty, students, and staff. If you have a question that you’d like...

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Teaching Large Classes

Jan. 31, 2013—By Cynthia J. Brame, CFT Assistant Director 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...

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Teaching the Large College Class: A Guidebook for Instructors with Multitudes

May. 14, 2010—Teaching the Large College Class: A Guidebook for Instructors with Multitudes, by Frank Heppner, Jossey-Bass, 2007. From the publisher: Teaching large classes is a fact of life for professors at many institutions. In addition to pedagogy, instructors of these courses must also be concerned with legal, ethical, financial, technological, personnel, and management issues. Virtually all...

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Resources from Yesterday’s Workshop on Teaching Large Lecture Classes

Feb. 18, 2010—On the online “home base” for yesterday’s CFT workshop titled “Engaging Students in Large Lecture Classes,” facilitated by CFT assistant director Derek Bruff, you’ll find a variety of resources relevant to the topic, including Derek’s PowerPoint and Prezi presentations, as well as a record of questions asked by participants before and during the session via...

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Highlights from Richard Cyr’s Talks on Faculty Careers, Large Classes

Jan. 20, 2010—Richard Cyr (Biology, Penn State University) came to campus yesterday as a guest of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL).  He gave two talks, an informal lunch discussion of faculty careers in the sciences and an afternoon presentation about teaching large science courses. The Center for Teaching attended both talks...

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