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Preparing to Teach Large Undergraduate Lectures

Facilitator: Abigail Dym, CTL Graduate Fellow, Political Science
Convener: Eileen Doherty-Sil, Political Science

Penn political science PhD students are able to practice their postsecondary teaching during recitation, where they typically manage small groups of students in discussion or content review. However, many PhDs who continue in academia will need to teach in large undergraduate lectures. This CTL workshop provides an overview of similarities and differences in teaching small versus large groups of students. Participants will discuss how to prepare a syllabus and lectures for a large course, how to build relationships with students (even when there are hundreds of them!), and how to engage TAs to extend their own vision for the course.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Political Science department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Registrations are closed for this event

Thursday, October 28, 2021

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
2nd Floor Forum
PCPSE (Pereleman Poli Sci and Eco)
133 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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School of Arts & Sciences

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