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You have finished your Ph.D. and landed your first academic job. Scanning the fine print, you realize the introductory class you have been assigned to teach is being held in an auditorium. A really big auditorium. Panic begins to set in…. In this handy and practical book, Elisa Carbone offers a wealth of sound advice on how to deal with a large class, from the first day to end-of-semester evaluations. Full of examples taken from many different disciplines, Teaching Large Classes will be an ideal companion for any teacher facing the challenge of the large introductory class.

Active Learning in a Large Class
Active learning in a large class

“I don't have enough time to do active learning in my classes. I have too much material to cover. “

“It's impossible to put my students into groupsthe chairs in my lecture hall are bolted to the floor. “

“My class is too big to use active learning. It would get too noisy. “

“I've heard stories about failed attempts at active learning, and I don't have much experience with it. I don't want my class to fall apart. “

“Students will think I don't know my material. “

“Students will be resistantthey won't get involved.”

“There's a long tradition of lecturing in science courses. I don't want senior faculty to think I'm belittling the way they did it. “

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