Engaging Large Classes taps the knowledge and skill of 34 experienced educators who teach large classes (100+ students) in a broad range of disciplines and
institutions. These contributing authors present strategies for structuring large classes to promote learning, managing the logistics of a large class, presenting alternatives
to the lecture format, and maximizing the advantages of a large class.
Part I chapters address course design, planning and assessment, promoting civility, active and
collaborative learning, classroom technology, working with TAs, and a review of research. Part II chapters include essays written by teachers of large classrooms from
disciplines such as agriculture, business, clinical sciences, education, engineering, English, law, math, sciences, and social sciences. The book concludes with a summary of
strategies and key points for teaching in large classes.
Christine A. Stanley, Ph.D., and M. Erin Porter, Ph.D.
ISBN-10: 1-882982-51-7; 2002; 376 pages; hardcover