I love teaching to large (50+ students) classes - full stop. There is a dynamism that cannot be measured - I love the banter, interactivity, challenge, friendliness, that does not exist in smaller classes. While I am happy to work with small classes - nothing beats standing in front of a group of 50+ students and engaging in learning and teaching. It's what I live for.
If given the opportunity to lecture to 5 students or 50 is presented to me - I will go for 50 every time, regardless of time table.
There is no straight answer to "Larger or Smaller Classes - Which is Best?". But there is a buzz in larger classes that cannot be replicated in smaller classes.
I have a student in NCI not your faculty, will not go to lectures, says ''he can get them on line'' what can I do to make him turn up,or is there someone in NCI who deals with students who can talk to concerned guardiansReplyDelete
Hi - Lectures are not provided "on-line", just notes of the lecture. It is not good learning practice to just read short notes.ReplyDelete
You can get in touch by email with LearningandTeaching@ncirl.ie, who will be happy to help and advise - this is a confidential service.
If it's OK with you I will delete your comment, and my response, later today.
you're obviously talking from a lecturer's perspective and not from a student perspective. During my time in NCI, I got more out of a lecture when we had smaller classes than bigger classes.
Compliments of the season.
Well - I am a Lecturer!Delete