Learning and Teaching Large Classes

A class size of at least 80 students is considered to be large. The definition of a large class, however, varies across disciplines and teaching contexts. It is often said that a large class is a class that a student or the lecturer perceives to be large. In the Business School, this might vary from 50 students in some disciplines to over 1000 students in our introductory undergraduate courses.

Beyond the traditional challenges of everyday teaching and administration, as a lecturer in a large class you might be faced with additional teaching, student-engagement, assessment, feedback and day-to-day operational issues. There are a number of ways to deal with these issues that can save time and stress. Hopefully, these suggestions will make your job as a coordinator and/or a lecturer easier and more enjoyable.

Information to help you teach large classes

Students in lecture