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Queen's University

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Teaching More Students Series

Teaching More Students LogoAre you responsible for teaching more students than you were in the past?

Do you want to do what you can to help your students learn, yet feel discouraged by increasing student numbers and dwindling resources?

Help on effectively teaching more students is available, including teaching strategies that promote deep learning, encourage cognitive development, and motivate students to take more responsibility for their own learning.

The Teaching More Students series is a set of short handbooks and accompanying workshops that focus on teaching effectively in a time of resource constraints. They were originally developed in Britain at the Oxford Centre for Staff Development, and are thought to be the most popular workshops ever offered on university teaching in the UK, where the sessions were given at universities throughout Britain and attracted record attendances by thousands of faculty. The series has been adapted for use in Canada by the staff of the Queen's University Centre for Teaching and Learning, which purchased exclusive Canadian rights to the materials. The booklets are now available for sale from Queen's.

Eight adaptations have appeared so far:

  • Teaching More Students: Problems and Strategies
  • Lecturing with More Students
  • Discussion with More Students
  • Assessing More Students
  • Independent Learning with More Students
  • Course Design for More Students
  • Labs and Practicals with More Students and Fewer Resources
  • Supervising Graduate Students

Handbooks are about 50 pages in length and each provides an introduction to the topic, case studies, practical exercises, and a bibliography.

Booklet Pricing

Books are $12.00 each or $80 for a set (which includes HST).  There will be an additional charge of 15% for postage and handling.  For bulk orders, please contact to negotiate possible further savings.

Workshop Rights Pricing

While the handbooks are useful in themselves, an even more valuable experience is to take part in one of the TMS workshops, using material from the manual as a resource. The workshops allow participants to identify common teaching problems and develop strategies for overcoming them, based on ideas that have been used successfully elsewhere. This was the original concept pioneered in England, and it has now been used in several Canadian universities. Educational Development Centres may purchase rights to offer the workshops in their own institution. This allows rights to reproduce support materials, including the relevant manual. At present the fee is $200 per topic, which includes a master copy for printing materials and a detailed guide for running a workshop.

Staff from the Queen's CTL are also available to offer advice or to run demonstration workshops on all the listed topics.


For reasons of copyright the materials and rights are only available in Canada.

To order a copy of one of the books please contact the CTL at

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000