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September 2, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Teaching Large Classes Forum 2010

September 10, 2010
Bricker Academic (BA) 101

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

*Come with questions and tips in mind*

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Large Class Experience
  • Mercedes Rowinsky, Languages and Literatures
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Using the Physical Space

Use and Care of Wireless Microphones

What does it feel like to sit in the back corner during a lecture?
How can you engage students in a large class through voice and movement? 
In this section of the forum, we will discuss the implications of physical space to teaching large classes. You will have a chance to put yourself in your students' shoes in order to better understand what the large class experience is like from the other side of the podium.

  • Sally Heath, Educational Development
  • Carolyn Morrison, Media Technology Resources
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Voice Care for the Lecturer

The Importance of Water

Explore vocal freedom and exercises which can help equip the instructor to avoid vocal fatigue and hoarseness, as well as instill good habits for vocal care.

11:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break

11:45 - 1:00 p.m.

Teaching Large Classes Panel

  • Mercedes Rowinsky, Languages and Literatures
  • Jonathan Finn, Communication Studies
  • Leanne Hagarty, Business and Economics
  • Kris Gerhardt, Psychology (Brantford)
This is an informal session, you direct this part of the day! Your questions from registration in addition to questions you developed throughout the day will be the driving force of panel discussion. Bring your questions and concerns to faculty with experience teaching large classes.
1:00 p.m.
Forum Ends
*Leave with resources, tips, answers and ideas*