Choosing an approach
There are quite a variety of potential approaches to facilitating student learning in the classroom, and a number of ways in which classroom time can be used. When designing interactive sessions, it’s often best to start with what you would like to achieve with classroom time. From there, you can determine what you may need to provide before the class time. Refer to the Pedagogy section of this website for more information about designing your course.
Formats for classroom activities
- “Law School” format (randomly calling on students to answer questions)
- Large group discussion
- Large group Q&A
- Case studies
- Games (in-person or electronic)
- Team-Based Learning
Types of available spaces
- Lecture hall
- Flexible classrooms
- Seminar rooms
- Outdoor spaces
Scheduling and support
Contact scheduling at firstname.lastname@example.org. They can assist you with identifying the appropriate space for your classroom sessions. We encourage you to do this as far in advance as possible, since the most popular teaching spaces fill up quickly.
Who can help?
If you are part of the Stanford School of Medicine or Stanford Hospital and Clinics, the SMILI support team can help you plan your project. Please contact us to get started.