In my previous post I wrote that even though research shows lectures to be less than effective in helping students to learn, they still persist in higher education. I also promised to blog about some of the alternatives when it comes to teaching very large groups, and here it is. The key question is: What can replace the lecture?
One of the first things to understand about teaching large groups is that they are made up of many individuals who are all just as anxious as each other to do well in their studies. Therefore, although there is great temptation for