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.
Dr Carolyn Strong, Dr Louise Macniven, Dr Richard Baylis, Rachel Williams and Dr Eleri Rosier
Published 22 Jul 2021 • 7 mins read
Professor Damian Walford Davies
Published 17 Feb 2017 • 9 mins read
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
Dr Vicki Stevenson
Published 01 Jan 1970 • 7 minutes read
Dr Vicki Stevenson, of Cardiff University's Welsh School of Architecture presents at the 2019 Learning & Teaching Conference, hosted by the CESI, a case study on: Transformation to “Experiential Learning”
TopicsWays of learning | Flipping the classroom | Facilitating group work | Small group teaching | Large group teaching | Delivering lectures |
Published 13 Mar 2019 • 6 minutes read
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 Steve Rutherford
Published 06 Apr 2017 • 8 min read
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