PHELC – Call for Papers

The fourth Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (PHELC) Symposium takes place on Friday, 10 June 2022. PHELC, whose first edition was held together with HEAd’19, aims to provide an opportunity for large class teachers in higher education to share practice. Previous papers and presentations can be accessed on the Published Symposia Proceedings page of  

Submissions are invited from those teaching very large classes  (100+ students) in the higher education context.  Papers should be 1,500 words in length, provide a clear description of the pedagogical practice upon which the paper is based and should be supported by relevant literature.  Full details of submission requirements can be found on the Submissions page of  

Key dates:

  • Submission of proposed paper = Monday 14 March @ 17.00 CET
  • Notification of decision = Monday 11 April @ 17.00 CET
  • Camera ready paper = Monday 16 May @ 17.00 CET

Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

  • formative and/or summative assessment; assessment for / of / as learning
  • self assessment, peer assessment, groupwork
  • sustainable approaches to providing feedback at scale
  • student engagement
  • active learning / problem based learning / challenge based learning
  • inclusion and diversity
  • using technology
  • universal design for learning
  • synchronous and asynchronous approaches 
  • impact of Covid-19 on large class teaching and learning

Further information is available from the organisers – and 

We would be grateful if you would forward this to others you think may be interested, in both national and international contexts.  You may also follow us for updates on Twitter @PHELCprofessors

Best wishes,

Dr Anna Logan and Ann Marie Farrell