Effective Teaching Strategies

Effective teaching strategiesThe traditional form of teaching in a University often involves lectures being given to large groups of students, accompanied by tutorials and workshops, with some independent study. However, there are several other modes of delivery that can also be very effective, and you may have come across terms such as the flipped classroom and problem based learning. This information below is designed to give you an overview of various modes of delivery you can consider in your teaching and learning.

Teaching large groups (lectures)

Consider ways to make your lectures more impactful and engaging.

Small group teaching

Explore the facilitator skills required and how to avoid potentially difficult scenarios when students are working in small groups.

Demonstrating in practical classes

Explore the key learning aims of practical classes and how to get learners to effectively engage with them.

Massive open online courses (MOOCs)

MOOCs offer an opportunity to refresh the way you think about curriculum design, and how you can bring MOOC concepts into mainstream teaching.

Flipped classroom

Consider a 'flipped' approach by asking learners to watch video content before the class session, and devote in-class time to exercises, projects and discussions.

Active learning

Explore teaching and learning methods that put the student in charge of their own learning through meaningful activities.

Problem based learning

A student centred approach, where students learn about a subject through understanding and solving problems.

Work based learning

Providing students the opportunity to learn through real-life work experiences.

Blended learning

Traditional classroom teaching combined with online learning and independent study.

Student-led learning

Students work together to support each other's learning.

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