About this topic
An effective and well-delivered lecture can be engaging, can introduce students to new ideas and concepts, and stimulate or encourage active learning.
The delivery of lectures is one of the main means of delivering material in Higher Education, and one of our most common teaching methods.
There are many ways to make a lecture interesting and engaging:
- the performance of the lecturer
- the use of activities such as quizzes, discussions, group work or small assignments
- changing activities during the lecture
- the use of technology such as audience response systems or video
- the contributions of students or other stakeholders like patients or local experts to the session.
This topic focuses on ways of delivering lectures that enhance student learning, and engagement: in particular ways which encourage students actively to participate in the lecture, either by talking to the lecturer, working with peers, or engaging with technology or active learning activities.
Professor Walford Davies describes how he tries to make every lecture 'an event'; moving away from a static event to a kinetic, moving, and practically engaging event
Video case study from Jill Morgan from the School of Healthcare Sciences describing how she's been able to transform how she delivers large group teaching within the new flexible lecture theatre in the School
TopicsFacilitating group work | Small group teaching | Large group teaching | Delivering lectures |
Dr Annabel Cartwright of Cardiff University's School of Physics & Astronomy presents at the Centre for Education Innovation's 2017 Learning & Teaching Conference on the subject of 'Successful deployment of lecture capture & e-assessment'
TopicsFlipping the classroom | Small group teaching | Large group teaching | Delivering lectures | Managing assessments |
Dominic De Saulles of Cardiff University's School of Law and Politics presents at the Centre for Education Innovation's 2017 Learning & Teaching Conference on the subject of 'Making Panopto work for you: The perils of Panopto: Perfection, PowerPoint
TopicsFlipping the classroom | Small group teaching | Large group teaching | Delivering lectures |
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