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Karen Dee Michalowicz

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Re: Class Size
Posted: Oct 12, 1995 6:39 PM
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According to Lutemann@aol.com:
>
> In a message dated 95-10-11 16:43:22 EDT, kmichalo@pen.k12.va.us (Karen Dee
> Michalowicz) writes:
>

> > However, if ones style is lecture, maybe one
> >would believe so. There is no way a teacher can manage a class
> >invovled with hands on matherials and with inter-group
> >discussion when they are packed into a room. Even using the
> >ancient Socratic dialogue which we all know is good pedagogy,
> >you cannot do such in a large class. Well you could, but you
> >wouldn't be engaging the whole class.

>
> I don't believe it. does this mean we agree?
>
> Kent
>


My message was anti-"the more the better". That was the reason
I posted. If I were given 40 or 50 students, I would never
use the lecture as my only pedagogy. If fact in my
past teaching of large classes I always put my
students into groups.

Do we really agree?
--

Cheers!

Karen Dee

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