Doing more with less in large classes

Akers, Stephanie and Feldman, Alison (1994) Doing more with less in large classes. In: Inaugural State Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc., 15-16 Apr 1993, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

In the contemporary Higher Education context, the most obvious advantage of large classes is economic. There is an economy of scale relative to the efficient use of the time and skill of academics as well as the cost of the associated infrastructure.

This paper documents the experiences of the authors in the delivery of a core communication service course to some 3,000 students annually at the University of Southern Queensland. The authors consider that effective teaching and learning can occur within this environment - that with dedication and commitment, teaching large numbers offers a unique and rewarding experience.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Mass Communication
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 03:37
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 05:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: Communication; Communication Core Curriculum; Large Classes; Service Teaching
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200101 Communication Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8220

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