New to Teaching History 2022: An Interactive Workshop, Part 7 – ‘Coordinating Large Classes in History’

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In September 2022 the Royal Historical Society, in partnership with History UK, hosted ‘New to Teaching, 2022’: an online Workshop in which 8 university lecturers provided seminars for those new to teaching History in UK Higher Education. The Workshop explored different aspects of History teaching, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing new lecturers, providing History teachers with effective pedagogical skills and techniques.  

In this seventh session, Dr Jon Chandler (UCL) discusses ‘Coordinating Large Classes in History’. Here Jon reviews the pedagogical aspects of teaching large courses alongside smaller seminars, and offers advice on how to monitor students’ progression and understanding within this context. Jon is an Associate Professor (Teaching) of Early Modern History at University College London. 

This session (which runs for 50 minutes) is introduced and hosted by Jamie Wood (Professor of Education and History at the University of Lincoln) for the Royal Historical Society and History UK. Subtitles/captions are available for this video.



This is part seven of an eight-part series on the ‘New to Teaching History 2022’ Workshop. See below for a full list of the sessions and links to the recordings: 

Part 1: Peter D’Sena (Hertfordshire) – ‘Decoding the Discipline’ 

Part 2: Max Jones (Manchester) – ‘The History Lecture’ 

Part 3: Jon Coburn (Lincoln) – ‘Small Group Teaching in History’ 

Part 4: Katie Carpenter (Leeds) – ‘Online Teaching in History’ 

Part 5: Michael Barany (Edinburgh) – ‘Module design and delivery: challenges and opportunities’ 

Part 6: Lucie Matthews-Jones (Liverpool John Moores) – ‘Creativity in History Curricula’ 

Part 7: Jon Chandler (UCL) – ‘Coordinating Large Classes in History’ 

Part 8: Sarah Holland (Nottingham) – ‘Assessment and Feedback in History’ 



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