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Education in Palliative CareBuilding a Culture of Learning$
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Bee Wee and Nic Hughes

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198569855

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569855.001.0001

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Teaching Large Groups

Teaching Large Groups

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(p.169) Chapter 18 Teaching Large Groups
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Education in Palliative Care
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Bee Wee (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569855.003.0018

Modern educators often oppose large group teaching, preferring small groups which facilitate interactive, experiential teaching and learning. Large groups can be daunting, both for teachers and students. However, resources are finite and large group teaching remains a reality with which most educators have to grapple sooner or later. In this chapter, the term large group refers to class sizes of between twenty to a hundred or more. The discussion explores the pros and cons of large group teaching, confronts fears and challenges in such teaching, and identifies strategies for tackling this. In palliative care, the most common situations for large group teaching that educators face are teaching big groups of students in lecture theatre settings and delivering lectures or presentations to large conference audiences.

Keywords:   modern education, group teaching, teacher confidence, didactic teaching

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