UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD TO COLLABORATE WITH UON ON SOLUTIONS ON HOW TO TEACH BIG CLASSES
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Date and time: 
Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:46

(3rd from left Dr. Moindi with the team from Sheffield University UK)

A team from the University of Sheffield,United Kingdom visited UON to see how the university copes with teaching large classes and to provide solutions to this problem. Some of the units have up to 300 students making teaching difficult for both the lecturers and the students.

The University of Sheffield which also has large classes has introduced the flipped classroom method. This is a model in which the typical lecturer and homework elements of a course is reversed. Students watch short pre-recorded videos of the lecture before the class session, and at the end of the video session students are required to answer questions on what they have learnt. Classroom time can then be used for questions, discussion and further exploration.

Speaking during the visit the Director BCUC Dr. Moindi welcomed the move noting it will make lessons and content more accessible to the students and it will solve the problems of students missing lectures or staying outside because the class is already full. He also noted that the University of Sheffield has agreed to fund the project.

The team visited the university on 31st may 2017 and visited the Board of common Undergraduate Courses department which is the department that deals with common units in the University.

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