What's the Use of Lectures?
This work begins by arguing that lectures are most suitable for teaching information, not promoting thought or inspired changes in attitudes, and then goes on to detail factors affecting the learning of information. There is a consideration of the techniques of lecturing, including organization, how to make a point, use handouts, and obtain feedback. The text also moves beyond lecturing to discuss alternatives when they are appropriate.
What people are saying - Write a review
I actually have the printed edition of this book, dated 1972. Owing to the critical reviews, I was tempted to open the book again. I'm glad I did
Table 8 shows a variety of teaching methods and their best use. Only a small set is focused on 'imparting information' . Other primary objectives include Empathy, Problem Solving, Manual skills, Attitude change, 'Critical' thinking, Observation, Vocational skills and so on.
I think that it is a grave disservice to this book to say that it is only about imparting information. It is about far more than that.
Although the book is old, a surprising large % of it is still highly relevant today.
Facilitating Reflective Learning In Higher Education
Brockbank, Anne,McGill, Ian
No preview available - 2007
Action Research in Higher Education: Examples and Reflections
No preview available - 1992