Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What If You Have to Lecture?

The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 18th, 2015


In writing about ways to overcome student resistance to active-learning strategies, I noted that it's a good idea to reserve at least some portion of class time to lecture. But what if you have to lecture for longer than 10 or 15 minutes?

For reasons of class size, course content, or departmental policy, some instructors simply don't have the option of abandoning a lecture-dominated course. If you must lecture, does it follow that your students have to be completely passive throughout class time, sitting there listening (or not listening) as though you were a recording?

Here are some ways to make sure that your students remain engaged and active, even when you can't leave the lectern


In writing about ways to overcome student resistance to active-learning strategies, I noted that it's a good idea to reserve at least some portion of class time to lecture. But what if you have to lecture for longer than 10 or 15 minutes?

For reasons of class size, course content, or departmental policy, some instructors simply don't have the option of abandoning a lecture-dominated course. If you must lecture, does it follow that your students have to be completely passive throughout class time, sitting there listening (or not listening) as though you were a recording?

Here are some ways to make sure that your students remain engaged and active, even when you can't leave the lectern. - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/909-what-if-you-have-to-lecture#sthash.6LmFss8Z.dpuf

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