This is a practical chapter looking at the design and delivery of large modules with diverse contexts and students. It gives illustrations and covers the major considerations of clarity, simplicity, and building a community of practice within the teaching team for both delivery and marking. It is based on three principles. Firstly, in order to ensure the teaching team and the students can understand the learning requirements, we have given careful attention to principles of design and delivery communicated through detailed guidance and resources. Secondly, to maintain the smooth running of the module, we work with an ongoing awareness of processes of sensemaking, the impact of emotion and the maintenance of confidence levels, with a focus on socially situated practice. This involves managing both staff and student expectations, with a strong emphasis on ensuring that the teaching team remain ‘on-message’. Thirdly, considerable efforts are made to ensure that assessment marking and feedback is consistent and of high quality.
Gasper, R., & Simpson, P. Module design, delivery and assessment for large student numbers. In Organization and Human Resource Management: An Educator’s Handbook. Routledge. Manuscript submitted for publication