Student-centred approach to teaching large classes: friend or foe?

  title={Student-centred approach to teaching large classes: friend or foe?},
  author={Marina Kirstein and Rolien Kunz},
  journal={Meditari Accountancy Research},
Purpose - – The aim of this paper is to report on the development and implementation of two student-centred teaching approaches, not usually thought to be appropriate for large group situations. These projects involved adapting teaching methods to facilitate a move away from the conventional lecturer-centred approach (the “chalk-and-talk” of earlier generations) and to respond to an environment challenged by the perpetually changing requirements of professional bodies, increasingly large… 

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